Stories about Staff Sgt. Robert Bales

By Published: July 12, 2012

US soldier who murdered Afghan civilians blames malaria drug used by Army

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales has asked an Army court for a special hearing to explore evidence that his massacre of 16 Afghan civilians may have been tied to a controversial malaria drug given to troops that is known to cause hallucinations, anxiety and paranoia.

Possible use of malaria drug to be raised in soldier’s hearing over killing of 16 Afghans

The defense team for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, in a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, plans to raise possible use of a controversial malaria drug as justification for a review of the life-without-parole sentence he received for the murder of 16 Afghans.


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