In this detail from a courtroom sketch, US Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales appears 5 June 2013
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Staff Sgt Robert Bales admits Afghan massacre

US soldier Robert Bales has avoided the death penalty for murdering 16 Afghan civilians last year, after a military judge accepted his guilty plea.

Bales earlier admitted killing the civilians, saying there was "not a good reason in this world" for the massacre.

Ben Wright reports.

  • 06 Jun 2013
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