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Methodical murder of 16 Afghans merits court martial: U.S. prosecutor


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This courtroom artist's sketch shows Staff Sgt. Robert Bales' civilian attorney Emma Scanlan (R) giving her closing argument while presiding investigation officer Col. Lee Demecky (L) listens during the final day of the Article-32 proceedings for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales (not pictured) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on November 13, 2012. Bales is accused of killing Afghan villagers in a drunken rampage on March 11, 2012 and faces 16 counts of premeditated murder. REUTERS/Lois Silver