June 6, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Staff Sergeant Robert Bales pleaded guilty to the premeditated murder of 16 Afghan civilians on Wednesday in order to comply with a plea deal and avoid the death penalty. Bales admitted to leaving his post last March in the Kandahar province in order seek out and murder civilians. Bales read the ...[read more]
November 5, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The military hearing for a US Army sergeant accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians in March began on Monday and is expected to last the remainder of the week. Sgt. Robert Bales was originally charged with 17 counts of murder, including women and children, in a Kandahar village, but one charge ...[read more]
June 1, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Army has dropped one of 17 murder charges and added others, including steroid and alcohol use, in its case against Army Sgt. Robert Bales, his lawyer told reporters on Friday. Bales was charged with 17 counts of murder in March for the alleged shooting of Afghan civilians, including women ...[read more]
March 23, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
US Army Sgt. Robert Bales was charged with 17 counts of murder Friday for the alleged shooting of Afghan civilians, including women and children, in a Kandahar village almost two weeks ago. He will also be charged with six counts of attempted murder and six counts of aggravated assault. Bales ...[read more]
March 23, 2012
by Cody Harding
On March 23, 2011, Spc. Jeremy Morlock pleaded guilty to three counts of murder in connection with the death of Afghan civilians in Kandahar province between January and May 2010. Morlock also pleaded to one count each of assault, conspiracy, obstructing justice and illegal drug use in exchange ...[read more]
March 13, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta indicated on Tuesday that a US soldier accused of shooting and killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan could face the death penalty if convicted of the charges. The identity of the US sergeant accused of the shootings has not been released, but the sergeant is ...[read more]
October 28, 2011
by Sarah Posner
A court-martial began Friday for US Army Sergeant Calvin Gibbs, 26, charged with murdering civilians in Afghanistan as part of a rogue platoon that has attacked villagers in the Kandahar province. Gibbs' trial follows an 18-month investigation into crimes committed by US military personnel as part ...[read more]
October 17, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On October 17, 2010, Pfc. David Lawrence shot and killed senior Taliban leader Mullah Muhibullah. US forces detained Muhibullah in Kandahar province on October 16, 2011, and he was found dead in his holding cell the following night. After the shooting, two psychological evaluations reached ...[read more]
September 23, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Private Andrew Holmes, 21, pleaded guilty on Thursday to murdering a teenage Afghan civilian that he knew was unarmed. Holmes is the second soldier to plead guilty of five who have been charged with murder as part of a plot contrived with fellow soldiers to kill Afghan civilians which took place ...[read more]
October 20, 2010
by Sarah Miley
A US soldier is currently being held in connection with the fatal shooting on Sunday of a Taliban detainee, who was found dead in a holding cell in Kandahar province, according to US Forces in Afghanistan. The US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) and Afghanistan officials have launched ...[read more]

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