Afghans dissatisfied with Bales' sentence of life without release for massacre of their kin

  • by: GENE JOHNSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 23, 2013 - 5:55 PM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — The U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year in one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance of parole — the most severe sentence possible, but one that left surviving victims and relatives of the dead deeply unsatisfied.

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