Skip to comments.Death penalty sought [for] US soldier in Afghan massacre case
Posted on 11/13/2012 9:53:03 PM PST by olcurmudgeon
A US soldier accused of killing 16 civilians - nine of them children - in southern Afghanistan in March should face the death penalty, military prosecutors say.
Several soldiers told the preliminary hearing that Sgt Robert Bales returned to their base covered in blood.
Sgt Bales' lawyer says there is not enough evidence for him to stand trial.
The lead investigator in the case will make a recommendation on whether a full court martial ought to proceed.
Col Lee Deneke will make his recommendation to a senior general by the end of this week, who will then make a decision on whether the court martial should go ahead.
Military prosecutor Maj Rob Steele told the hearing in Washington state said the death penalty should be considered due to the "heinous, brutal and methodical" nature of the crimes.
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It’d sure be interesting to get the story on this guy, who he killed, what they were doing, and why he decided to take things into his own hands...
Funny, they got him to trial in 6 months, asking for the death penalty.
Major Hassan is going on three and a half years, and they can’t even bring themselves to shave him.
Oh, and family members in Afghanistan got 10,000 USD each. This in a country where the average per capita income is about 400 USD. With exchange rates, thats like giving the victims of Ft Hood 520,000 each. But of course, they get nothing, not even a purple heart from enemy action.
Guess some massacres are more important than others.
How many people in Gitmo, who have been there since 2001, have gone to trial yet? Amazing.
simple case of work place violence...oh ooops wrong case
I hate that we hang our troops out to dry and claim that the US is doing a good thing. Bleeeech I really don’t like this
I didn’t think Hassan went to Afghanistan.
Hasan is “workplace violence”, but this guy is an example of all that is wrong with America. Quick, let's apologize before the Muslims get upset.
Meanwhile, our conservative leadership can't wait to roll over and show the soft underbelly that has become the new symbol of the Republican Party.
Well Hell, let's all sign a bogus petition to aspirate from the Union. It's got to be official because it's on the whitehut.gov site. Just put all your personal data on there and the One will decide if your petition is worthy of merit.
Nope. Can't do it. This is MY COUNTRY! I don't run! I don't submit! And I don't need to give that POS my info, he's already got it! Stand up Freepers! Take a lesson from a real hero like LTC West and demand we be heard!
To coin a phrase from one of Ron White's stories, “There's a whole lot a quit in that Freeper”. We're all shocked and tired. We can sit here all day long and analyze endless details about why we lost, but it won't change a thing. We lost! WE! Not the Republican Party. Not the Tea Party. WE lost. Because we couldn't convince our party, our elected and nominated officials, nor our fellow countrymen, that self-sufficiency is better than living on the government dole.
Well buckle up kiddies, cuz this ride just started. What you see now is nothing compared to what's coming. Jesus, Israel is getting shelled from Syria, Iran's getting the bomb, and the Rolling Stones are back on tour! Enough!
No compromise! No Surrender! No more self-pity! Now, what are you prepared to do about it?
Did they ever finally give Bales’ defense access to any of the evidence and/or witnesses?