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Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier who carried out a massacre of Afghan villagers last year, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

A military jury of six handed down the sentence on Friday to Bales, who pleaded guilty in June to avoid the death penalty in last March's attack. Sixteen Afghan civilians were gunned down in their family compounds. Most of the victims were women and children.

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Naomi V (naomi_v) | 432 comments since i oppose the death penalty, this is the best outcome for this offense.

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