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Lawyers For Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales To Ask For Leniency

NPR | Aug. 22, 2013 9:43 a.m.

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Martin Kaste

The sentencing hearing for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales continues near Tacoma, Wash. He’s pleaded guilty to attacking two Afghan villages last year, massacring 16 men, women and children. Because of the guilty plea, Bales is guaranteed a life sentence. The only question is whether he’ll have a chance at parole.

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