Lewis-McChord soldier to avoid death penalty in Afghan massacre

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In this detail from a courtroom sketch, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales appears Wednesday, June 5, 2013 during a plea hearing in a military courtroom at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Bales is accused of 16 counts of premeditated murder and six counts of attempted murder for a pre-dawn attack on two villages in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan in March, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Millett)