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Army to Seek Death Penalty for Soldier in Deadly Afghan Rampage

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Army is recommending the death penalty for an American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a shooting rampage earlier this year. Prosecutors say Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales attacked two villages in the early morning hours of March 11. They say he left his remote base in southern Afghanistan and walked […]

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US Soldier Faces Hearing in Afghan Massacre

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Army soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers appeared in a military courtroom for the first time Monday. Prosecutors say Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was “lucid,” “coherent” and “responsive” when he carried out the attack. Prosecutor Joseph Morse said Bales spent the night before the raid drinking whiskey and watching a violent movie […]

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US Soldier Faces Hearing in Afghan Massacre

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Army soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers during a predawn rampage in March is appearing in a military courtroom for the first time Monday. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales will face a preliminary hearing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington. The hearing is expected to last two weeks […]

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US Soldier to Appear in Court for Afghan Massacre

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Army soldier accused of an Afghan village massacre is due to appear in a military courtroom Monday, where prosecutors will for the first time lay out their case against him. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, who is 39 years old and the father of two, is alleged to have walked out of his southern […]

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US Soldier Convicted of Bomb Plot Against Fellow Soldiers

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. soldier has been convicted in a civilian federal court in connection with a failed plot to attack a Texas restaurant popular with troops from a U.S. Army post. Private First Class Naser Jason Abdo was convicted Thursday of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempted murder of U.S. military officers or […]

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Afghan Massacre Families Paid Compensation

Posted March 25th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan authorities say the United States has paid tens of thousands of dollars to the families of victims killed in a shooting rampage allegedly by an American soldier. Kandahar provincial council member Haji Agha Lali Dastageri told VOA Sunday that authorities paid the compensation a day earlier during a ceremony in the governor’s office. Relatives […]

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US Solider Charged with 17 Counts of Murder in Afghan Massacre

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Army soldier has been charged with 17 counts of murder in the massacre of Afghan civilians during a shooting spree in two villages in southern Kandahar province. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was also charged with six counts of attempted murder for the March 11 rampage. Bales, an 11-year military veteran, is being held […]

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US Soldier Charged with 17 Counts of Murder in Afghan Massacre

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Army soldier has been charged with 17 counts of murder in the massacre of Afghan civilians during a shooting spree in two villages in southern Kandahar province. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was also charged with six counts of attempted murder for the March 11 rampage. Bales, an 11-year military veteran, is being held […]

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US Soldier Facing 17 Counts of Murder in Afghan Killings

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is expected to be formally charged Friday with 17 counts of murder in the massacre of Afghan civilians during a shooting spree in two villages in southern Kandahar province. Officials say he will also face six charges of attempted murder and six counts of assault in connection […]

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US Soldier to be Charged with 17 Counts of Murder in Afghan Killings

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. official says Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians during a March 11 shooting spree in two villages in southern Kandahar province, will be charged with 17 counts of murder. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Thursday the 38-year-old father of two will also be charged with […]

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