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Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales (3rd L), his attorney John Henry Browne (2nd L), Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance (3rd R) and prosecutor Major Rob Stelle (2nd R) are seen in a courtroom sketch as he is arraigned on 16 counts of premeditated murder, six counts of attempted murder and seven of assault at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Peter Millett

Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales (3rd L), his attorney John Henry Browne (2nd L), Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance (3rd R) and prosecutor Major Rob Stelle (2nd R) are seen in a courtroom sketch as he is arraigned on 16 counts of premeditated murder, six counts of attempted murder and seven of assault at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Peter Millett
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Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales (L) and Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance is seen in a courtroom sketch as he is arraigned on 16 counts of premeditated murder, six counts of attempted murder and seven of assault at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Peter Millett

Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales (L) and Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance is seen in a courtroom sketch as he is arraigned on 16 counts of premeditated murder, six counts of attempted murder and seven of assault at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Peter Millett
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Attorney John Henry Browne (R), who is representing Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, talks to the media after Bales was arraigned on 16 counts of premeditated murder, six counts of attempted murder and seven of assault at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Marcus Donner

Attorney John Henry Browne (R), who is representing Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, talks to the media after Bales was arraigned on 16 counts of premeditated murder, six counts of attempted murder and seven of assault at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Marcus Donner
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Attorney Emma Scanlan (L) representing Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales and Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance (r) are seen in a courtroom sketch as Bales is arraigned on 16 counts of premeditated murder, six counts of attempted murder and seven of assault at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Peter Millett

Attorney Emma Scanlan (L) representing Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales and Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance (r) are seen in a courtroom sketch as Bales is arraigned on 16 counts of premeditated murder, six counts of attempted murder and seven of assault at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Peter Millett
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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales (L) is seen during a training exercise at Fort Irwin, California, in this August 23, 2011 DVIDS handout photo. REUTERS/Department of Defense/Spc. Ryan Hallock/Handout/Files

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales (L) is seen during a training exercise at Fort Irwin, California, in this August 23, 2011 DVIDS handout photo. REUTERS/Department of Defense/Spc. Ryan Hallock/Handout/Files
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The Military Justice and Court Room #1 building, where U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is scheduled to be arraigned later, is pictured at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. Bales, a veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan, is due to be arraigned on Thursday on charges of premeditated murder, for which military prosecutors are seeking the death...more

The Military Justice and Court Room #1 building, where U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is scheduled to be arraigned later, is pictured at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. Bales, a veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan, is due to be arraigned on Thursday on charges of premeditated murder, for which military prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. REUTERS/Marcus Donner
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Unidentified military personnel enter the Military Justice and Court Room #1 building, where U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales (not pictured) is scheduled to be arraigned later, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. Bales, a veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan, is due to be arraigned on Thursday on charges of premeditated murder, for which...more

Unidentified military personnel enter the Military Justice and Court Room #1 building, where U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales (not pictured) is scheduled to be arraigned later, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. Bales, a veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan, is due to be arraigned on Thursday on charges of premeditated murder, for which military prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. REUTERS/Marcus Donner
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Members of the media set up their cameras outside the Military Justice and Court Room #1 building, where U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is scheduled to be arraigned later, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. Bales, a veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan, is due to be arraigned on Thursday on charges of premeditated murder, for which military...more

Members of the media set up their cameras outside the Military Justice and Court Room #1 building, where U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is scheduled to be arraigned later, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. Bales, a veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan, is due to be arraigned on Thursday on charges of premeditated murder, for which military prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. REUTERS/Marcus Donner
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The Military Justice and Court Room #1 building, where U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is scheduled to be arraigned later, is pictured at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. Bales, a veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan, is due to be arraigned on Thursday on charges of premeditated murder, for which military prosecutors are seeking the death...more

The Military Justice and Court Room #1 building, where U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is scheduled to be arraigned later, is pictured at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. Bales, a veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan, is due to be arraigned on Thursday on charges of premeditated murder, for which military prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. REUTERS/Marcus Donner
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The Military Justice and Court Room #1 building, where U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is scheduled to be arraigned later, is pictured at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. Bales, a veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan, is due to be arraigned on Thursday on charges of premeditated murder, for which military prosecutors are seeking the death...more

The Military Justice and Court Room #1 building, where U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is scheduled to be arraigned later, is pictured at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington January 17, 2013. Bales, a veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan, is due to be arraigned on Thursday on charges of premeditated murder, for which military prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. REUTERS/Marcus Donner
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