Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Robert Bales To Plead Guilty over Afghan Massacre

A US soldier charged with murdering 16 Afghans, including several women and children, after slipping away from his base is to plead guilty in order to avoid execution.

Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales will plead guilty to charges of premeditated murder on June 5 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where he has been awaiting court martial, according to lawyer John Henry Browne.

The plea deal must be approved by the judge in the case and the commanding general.