Army Seeks Death Penalty for Bales

But defense cites toxic mix of drugs, alcohol in stressful environment

By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 14, 2012 6:33 AM CST

(Newser) – Military prosecutors in the murder trial of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales are calling for the death penalty, saying that his "heinous, brutal, methodical, despicable” murders of 16 Afghan civilians in a shooting rampage, especially the nine children who died, merit the ultimate punishment, reports...   Read full story »

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