Afghan massacre suspect Robert Bales

Associated Press
An Afghan youth mourns for relatives, who were allegedly killed by a U.S. service member in Panjwai, Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March. 11, 2012. A U.S. service member walked out of a base in southern Afghanistan before dawn Sunday and started shooting Afghan civilians, according to villagers and Afghan and NATO officials. Villagers showed an Associated Press photographer 15 bodies, including women and children, and alleged they were killed by the American. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, plead guilty to multiple murder charges on June 5. The 2012 pre-dawn shooting rampage in southern Afghanistan further eroded U.S.-Afghan relations already frayed by a decade of war.

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