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TODAY   |  May 30, 2013

Sergeant confesses to killing 16 Afghans

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who was accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers, has agreed to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty.

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>> more on that story of the american soldier accused of killing afghan civilians.

>>> the army staff sergeant accused of murdering those villagers last year has agreed to plead guilty in a bid to avoid the death penalty. an attorney for robert bales tells the associated press his client was crazed and broken when he carried out the attacks in southern afghanistan. a judge and commanding general must approve any plea deal.