Lawyer Says U.S. Military Suspect Had Depression After Iraq

The lawyer for the U.S. soldier charged with killing 17 civilians in southern Afghanistan said the soldier had experienced a traumatic incident while in Iraq and was suffering from depression at the time of the killings.

The lawyer for the U.S. soldier charged with killing 17 civilians in southern Afghanistan said the soldier had experienced a traumatic incident while in Iraq and was suffering from depression at the time of the killings.

Staff Sergeant Robert Bales has been charged  with 17 counts of premeditated murder over the March 11 slaughter in Kandahar Province.

He is currently being held in a military prison in the U.S. state of Kansas.

In his new comments, his lawyer, John Henry Browne, gave no details about the traumatic incident experienced by Bales in Iraq.

He also downplayed reports Bales had confessed to the Afghan killings and said there was no solid evidence in the case.

The lawyer has previously said Bales has only a sketchy memory of the night of the massacre.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP


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