Prosecutors called for a US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers to face a full court-martial and even death.
File photo of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales (R) at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California in 2011. Prosecutors have called for Bales, a US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers, to face a full court martial and possible death sentence
But the family of Sergeant Robert Bales insisted he was innocent until proven guilty, calling him "courageous and honorable," while his lawyer raised questions about the role of alcohol, drugs and stress in the tragedy.
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