US Army to charge Bales with 17 counts of murder

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March 22, 2012
Washington Post    
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"The military will charge Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales with 17 counts of murder stemming from a massacre of Afghan villagers, a U.S. official said Thursday. Bales, 38, will be formally charged Friday, the official said. He has been detained at a maximum-security military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., for the past week. ... Bales will also be charged with six counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault in the woundings of six other villagers, as well as dereliction of duty, said the U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the charges were not yet filed." (03/22/12)

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