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US soldier agrees to plead guilty of killing 16 Afghans

May 30, 2013

Relatives of the victims are outraged at the notion that the culprit Robert Bales might escape the death penalty.

An American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians last year has agreed to plead guilty to murder charges.

A lawyer for the soldier Staff Sgt Robert Bales said he will plead guilty in the hearing on 5th June at a military base in the US to avoid the death penalty. Prosecutors say Sgt Bales left his remote base in southern Afghanistan in the early hours of 11 March, 2012 and attacked two nearby villages.

Most victims were women and children. The killings drew angry protests that led the US to suspend combat operations in Afghanistan. Relatives of the victims are outraged at the notion that Bales might escape the death penalty.

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