Military will seek death penalty in Afghan massacre case

At his pre-trial hearing last month, Army prosecutor Lt. Col. Joseph Morse gave the first detailed account of the attack, in which Bales allegedly returned to his base after going to one village before heading out to the second.

Bales’s civilian lawyer told the AP that he met with Army officials last week to argue Bales should not face the death penalty because he was serving his fourth deployment in a war zone.