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Life in prison for soldier who massacred 16 Afghan villagers

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Updated: 8/23/2013 9:01 pm
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- A military jury has sentenced a U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year to life in prison without a chance of parole.

The decision came Friday in the case against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales who pleaded guilty in June in a deal to avoid the death penalty for one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Bales took the witness stand Thursday and apologized for the pre-dawn attack in March 2012, describing it as an act of cowardice.

Bales, a father of two from Lake Tapps, Wash., was serving his fourth combat deployment when he left his outpost at Camp Belambay, in Kandahar province, in the middle of the night to attack two villages.
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Realchange - 8/23/2013 8:30 PM
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Military is still having news cases of gulf war illness belive it or not still rare but happens. Military also refuses to issue entrance level MRI scans of brains upon entering boot camp. They don't want people to have records of being normal then something altering their brains after they enter. Fact not fiction or propaganda.
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