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U.S. soldier accused of killing Afghans reaches deal to avoid execution : lawyer

• Reuters

A U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in two rampages from his Army post last year has reached a plea deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday.

Robert Bales, a decorated veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, is accused of gunning down villagers, mostly women and children, in attacks on their family compounds in Kandahar province in March 2012.

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Comment by Ronald Whittaker
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It looks like another one is going to get away with it.He should be executed on principle if nothing else.

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