Robert Bales http://kplu.org en Army will seek death penalty against Washington soldier http://kplu.org/post/army-will-seek-death-penalty-against-washington-soldier <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2012/12/121912AJ_BalesReaction_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The top forces commander at Washington’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord has decided to seek the death penalty against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. He’s the 39-year old soldier accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians earlier this year.<p>Bales is accused of conducting two predawn raids on villages in southern Afghanistan. The victims were mostly women and children and the Army says some of the bodies were burned. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:32:56 +0000 Austin Jenkins 7424 at http://kplu.org Army will seek death penalty against Washington soldier