Lewis-McChord soldier to avoid death penalty in Afghan massacre

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In this courtroom sketch, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, center, stands before military judge Col. Jeffery Nance, right, as Bales' wife Kari Bales looks on at left, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, during a plea hearing in a military courtroom at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Bales pleaded guilty to multiple counts of murder, stemming from a pre-dawn attack on two villages in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan in March, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Millett)