US soldier in Afghan massacre gets life, no parole
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales (R), pictured August 21, 2011, at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. Bales, the US army sergeant who killed 16 Afghan villagers, was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole on Friday.A US army sergeant who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in a horrific rampage was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole on Friday. A six-member military panel returned their sentence on 40-year-old Robert Bales after less than two hours of deliberations following a harrowing five-day hearing.