Lawyer Says Government Has ‘No Proof’ Against Bales In Afghan Massacre

Lawyer Says Government Has ‘No Proof’ Against Bales In Afghan Massacre

Kabul : Afghanistan | Mar 20, 2012 at 7:52 PM PDT
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John Henry Browne, the lawyer representing Staff Sgt Robert Bales, the US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in their homes, said there was ‘no forensic evidence’ and ‘no confession’ to prove his client guilty of the charges leveled against him by the US government, BBC said.

Browne also dismissed reports suggesting the 38-year-old Bales was having financial troubles at the time he committed the crime saying his money problems were irrelevant to the case.

It was learned that Bales, along with another man and the company he was working for, owed a reported $1.5 million from an arbitration ruling a decade ago which found him guilty of securities fraud while working as a stockbroker.

The charges against Bales could carry a possible death penalty but contrasting to the Afghan demand for a swift and decisive justice, the Bales case trial could take years.

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