Bales to Meet With Attorneys

    In this Aug. 23, 2011 Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System photo, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, 1st platoon sergeant, Blackhorse Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participates in an exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. A  senior U.S. official, Friday March 16, 2012 identified Bales as the man accused of killing 16 civilians in an attack on Afghan villagers five days ago. The man at the right is unidentified. (AP Photo/DVIDS, Spc. Ryan Hallock)

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    The U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians will spend several days with his lawyers, an attorney for the soldier said Saturday. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 38, has not yet been charged in the shooting, and he is being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., the military’s only maximum-security prison. Meanwhile, information about Bales’s private life came to light, including that his wife, Karilyn Bales, kept a blog chronicling her life as a military wife. “Bob left for Iraq this morning,” she wrote in August 2009. “Quincy slept in our bed last night.” In what appears to be the last post, in March 2011, Karilyn wrote that the blog is meant to be a “time capsule,” and that she hoped to “look back in a year to see how far we have come from right now.”

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