Sgt. Robert Bales case: Norwood native accused of Afghan massacre to be arraigned

Prosecutors say Sgt. Robert Bales left his remote base in southern Afghanistan early on March 11, attacked one village, returned to the base and then slipped away again to attack another nearby compound. Sixteen people were killed, nine of which were children.

At the arraignment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, charges will be read to Bales that include 16 counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder.

It was not clear whether Bales' lawyers would enter a plea at his arraignment.

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