Bales’s Wife: ‘He Would Not Do That’

Karilyn Bales, who is married to the Army staff sergeant accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians, told the Today show on Monday that she can’t imagine her husband would do such a thing. The charges, especially those against children, Bales told Matt Lauer, are “unbelievable to me … I have no idea what happened, but he would not … he loves children, and he would not do that.” Bales has been formally charged by the Army with 17 counts of murder; one of the charges is said to be for an unborn child.