Staff Sgt. Robert Bales sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole for Afghanistan massacre that left 16 dead
Despite apologizing and pleading for a chance to someday be released, Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales gets life.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was sentenced to life without a chance of parole Friday for slaughtering 16 Afghan villagers -- a punishment he and his attorneys tried hard to avoid.
Six military juors decided his fate after prosecutors asked them to send a message that the civilians’ lives mattered.
Describing Bales as a “man of no moral compass,” Lt. Col. Jay Morse asked the jury in his closing argument to ensure he is never released from prison. “In just a few short hours, Sgt.
Bales wiped out generations,” Morse said. “Sgt. Bales dares to ask you for mercy when he has shown none.”
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Saturday, August 24, 2013
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales gets life in prison of two kinds
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales gets life in prison of two kinds. The first one was what was going on inside of himself before he decided to commit murder. That prison has left too many questions in what was behind this act. Was it TBI? PTSD? Medications? Alcohol or a combination of all of them that turned this hero into a mass murderer? Will we ever really know? The second prison is built with bars but like the other trial producing a guilty verdict with the Fort Hood mass murderer Hasan also found guilty yesterday there are many more unanswered questions.