Robert Bales

US soldier gets life imprisonment for Afghanistan massacre

A US soldier was sentenced on Saturday to life in prison without a chance of release for massacring 16 Afghan civilians last year, one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Aug 24, 2013, 12:00 PM IST

Bales faces angry Afghans as sentencing continues

US soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians in a solo attack on two villages last year faced more of the victims` relatives, while his brother portrayed him as a patriotic American and loving father.

Aug 22, 2013, 13:47 PM IST

Soldier in Afghan case took malarial drug: Lawyer

The lawyer for the American soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians says Staff Stg Robert Bales used a controversial malarial drug linked to paranoia, hallucinations and psychosis while on a previous deployment in Iraq.

Jul 20, 2013, 10:40 AM IST

US soldier admits Afghan massacre, avoids death penalty

US soldier Robert Bales, who is accused of committing a massacre of 16 innocent Afghan villagers in March 2012, on Thursday pleaded guilty to the crime saying there was "not a good reason in this world" for his actions".

Jun 06, 2013, 09:06 AM IST

US soldier defers plea in Afghanistan massacre

Staff Sgt Robert Bales appeared in a courtroom for his arraignment on 16 counts of premeditated murder and other charges.

Jan 17, 2013, 23:38 PM IST

US: More charges for Afghan shooting suspect

The US Army dropped a murder charge, but added others, including steroid use, against Staff Sgt Robert Bales.

Jun 02, 2012, 10:14 AM IST

US blocks investigation of Afghan massacre: Lawyer

Staff Sgt Robert Bales was formally charged last week with the murders of eight adults and nine children in Kandahar on March 11.

Mar 31, 2012, 09:05 AM IST

Robert Bales had depression after Iraq: Lawyer

Lawyer John Henry Browne said he could not discuss the details of the matter because it remains classified.

Mar 29, 2012, 12:20 PM IST

Robert Bales’ wife calls her husband ‘very brave’

Robert Bales was formally charged on Friday with 17 counts of premeditated murder and other crimes.

Mar 26, 2012, 11:19 AM IST

US paid $50,000 per shooting spree death: Afghans

The families of the dead were told that the money came from US President Barack Obama.

Mar 25, 2012, 16:02 PM IST

Robert Bales carried out Afghan rampage in 2 stages

The US Army sergeant accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians allegedly returned to base after the first shootings.

Mar 25, 2012, 09:31 AM IST

No faith in trial of Robert Bales: Afghan Taliban

Afghanistan`s Taliban vowed to take revenge on NATO forces for the killing of 17 civilians.

Mar 23, 2012, 15:42 PM IST

When Bales pulled a woman’s `hand to his crotch`

John Henry Browne declined to discuss the assault accusations because he said it has no bearing on the Afghanistan matter.

Mar 23, 2012, 12:57 PM IST

Bales charged in Afghan shooting rampage, could face death penalty

US Army Staff Sgt Robert Bales was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, a capital offense that could lead to the death penalty.

Mar 23, 2012, 08:33 AM IST

US lacks proof on Afghan shooting: Suspect`s lawyer

US authorities lack proof of what occurred the night a US soldier is suspected of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan, the lawyer said.

Mar 21, 2012, 17:54 PM IST

Afghan killings suspect remembers little: Lawyer

The Army staff sergeant accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians in a nighttime shooting rampage has a sketchy memory of the night of the massacre, his lawyer has said.

Mar 20, 2012, 12:57 PM IST

Lawyer for Afghan killings suspect to visit him

Army Staff Sgt Robert Bales is being held in an isolated cell at Fort Leavenworth`s military prison.

Mar 19, 2012, 09:24 AM IST

`Afghan massacre suspect has saved lives`

Army Captain Chris Alexander said Robert Bales worked as a stock trader before the September 11 attacks.

Mar 18, 2012, 11:30 AM IST

Afghan massacre suspect struggled to pay bills

Bypassed for a promotion, Robert Bales was eyeing a way out of his job at a Washington state military base.

Mar 18, 2012, 09:09 AM IST

US soldier in Afghan massacre arrives at Kansas base

US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is suspected of walking off his base in southern Afghanistan and gunning down 16 villagers.

Mar 17, 2012, 08:50 AM IST