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Death penalty sought for US soldier who killed 16 Afghans

The army says it will seek the death penalty for a U.S. soldier accused in a deadly rampage in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers last march. Nine of those victims– were children.

Bales’ lawyer says his client was serving his fourth deployment in a war zone and could have been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

A date for his court martial has not been set.


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