U.S. Army Sergeant Robert Beyls 38-year-old and father of two sons, who lives in Lake Tapps, Wash. is accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians and then burned their bodies in the Afghan province of Kandahar
He was transferred to Fort Leavenworth military base in the state of Kansas (USA), which was being held in solitary confinement. On Monday, He had his first meeting with his lawyers, which lasted about seven hours.
The detainee's lawyer, John Henry Browne said that "He does not remember the date when the incident occurred, said Beylsu be charged for six cases of attempted murder and other violations of the statute.
Browne previously involved in the defense of the famous serial murderer Ted Bundy, said the case defending a criminal offense is not common and confirmed the possibility of a death sentence for his client.
The lawyer surprise at the fact that Beyls who received a head wound and other injuries while serving in Iraq had been sent back to a conflict zone
According to Associated Press, Beylsa already present episodes in which the sergeant showed a tendency to violence when intoxicated. In 2008, Beyls was convicted in Washington State in the harassment to a woman and beating her boyfriend in a state of severe alcohol intoxication. In 2002 Beyls was arrested for assault on a guard at the casino. Then the sergeant was forced to take courses to curb anger.
The Washington Post was revealed that before Bales joined the Army in 2001, he worked as a stockbroker and committed financial fraud for which he was fined a substantial sum not paid. a few months until the National Association of Securities Dealers (FIRA) fined him and the owner of the company. $ 1.4 million for "fraud" and "trade illegal. "
Source :AP. Washington Post.