Attorney: U.S. ‘Hiding Evidence’

    In this image taken from AP video, reporters question John Henry Browne, attorney for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, outside a hotel in Lansing, Kan. Bales is suspected of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan earlier this month and Browne says he plans to travel there to collect his own evidence. (AP Photo/Mike Horine)

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    The government is “hiding evidence” from the defense team in the case of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the soldier’s attorney said Friday. John Henry Browne said that the Army is trying to cover up the facts in the case of Bales, who is accused of killing 17 Afghans in a shooting rampage earlier this month. Browne said that the government has withheld files related to the case, and in a statement his defense team said the prosecution is wasting time “while potential witnesses scatter.” Bales, who has been charged with 17 murder counts, is being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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