Robert Bales

  • US soldier gets life term for killing 16 Afghan civilians August 24, 2013

    A US soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians last year was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Washington. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales appeared in blue military dress. He showed no emotion as the jury announced its verdict on Friday. He was led away from the...
  • Afghan killings: US soldier faces 17 murder counts March 23, 2012

    Washington: US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accused of killing Afghan civilians in a shooting rampage in Kandahar province last week, will be charged with 17 counts of murder, a US official said on Thursday. Earlier accounts of the incident, which has damaged US-Afghan relations, had tallied 16 victims, including nine...