May 30th, 2013
08:19 PM ET

Attorney: Sgt. Bales says steroids led to the deaths of 16 Afghans villagers

Did army special forces pump Sergeant Robert Bales with steroids before he killed 16 Afghan civilians in March 2012?

According to his attorney, that's what he plans to argue at the penalty phase of his trial.

Lawyer: Soldier to plead guilty in killing of 16 Afghan villagers

Bales has agreed to plead guilty next week to avoid the death penalty.And in an effort to avoid a life sentence, his defense will also argue the army knew he was suffering from post traumatic stress and a traumatic brain injury when they sent him to Afghanistan.

OutFront tonight: John Henry Browne, attorney for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.

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  1. FRJ

    Unfortunately this is why so many people around the world hate the actions of America in other countries... no fair accountability. This person kill 16 unarmed civilians, among them several kids... and already his neck is save from the death penalty. If the sixteen people murdered were Americans and the killer an Afghan soldier, do you think this guy would be still alive?

    May 31, 2013 at 2:51 am | Reply

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