Murder charges for US sergeant in Afghan killings

The American soldier who went on a shooting spree in Afghanistan on March 11 will be charged Friday, March 23, with 17 counts of murder and various other charges, including attempted murder. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, 38, is being held at Fort Leavenworth in Kansan. He was serving his fourth combat tour overseas when he was reported to have walked away from his remote base in southern Afghanistan and to have killed 16 civilians. Bales, according to his lawyer, could be affected by post-traumatic stress disorder. Read more details from the New York Times.

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