Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for an American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in one of the most appalling atrocities of the war, the US military said.
US military prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales (R), pictured in August 23, 2011. Bales is accused of killing 16 villagers in southern Afghanistan in March.
Staff Sergeant Robert Bales faces 16 murder charges, six of attempted murder, seven of assault and two of using drugs. Seventeen of the 22 people killed or wounded were women or children and almost all were shot in the head.
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