July 3rd, 2012
03:05 PM ET

Wife of soldier accused in Afghan massacre gets emotional about seeing her husband: "We are blessed"

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Kari Bales, the wife of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, suspect in the alleged Afghan civilian massacre.

Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p/11p ET for the full interview.

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Army: Soldier accused of killing Afghan villagers charged with steroid use

In amended charges presented Friday, U.S. military authorities accused Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales of illicit steroid and alcohol use in addition to 16 counts of premeditated murder for allegedly gunning down villagers in Afghanistan earlier this year.

Bales' lawyer, John Henry Browne, responded to the changes by saying he is "so relieved" that military prosecutors "came out publicly with the steroid use."

"Steroid use is going to be an issue in this case, especially where Sgt. Bales got steroids and how he got steroids," Browne told CNN.


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