Bales’s Wife Creates Defense Fund

    FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2011 file Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System photo, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 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 U.S. official on Thursday, March 22, 2012 said Bales will be charged with 17 counts of murder in the massacre of Afghan villagers. (AP Photo/DVIDS, Spc. Ryan Hallock, File)

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    The wife of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales has established a legal defense fund for her husband. Kari Bales announced The Staff Sergeant Robert Bales Legal Defense Fund in a statement on Saturday: “In America, everyone is entitled to a fair trial. Over time, the truth will come out. That’s why we have due process under the laws of our country. Unfortunately, due process is very expensive.” Staff Sergeant Bales faces 17 charges of murder “with premeditation” for the alleged March 11 shooting massacre in Afghanistan.

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