Chilling

Sergeant Bales Details Afghan Massacre

Sgt. Robert Bales, charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians, has no explanation for why he opened fire on two family compounds in March 2012, he told a military courtroom in Washington. "I've asked that question a million times since then, and there's not a good reason in the world for why I did the horrible things I did," he said. Bales, who has pleaded guilty to all charges but one in a deal to avoid the death penalty, told the judge details of each killing, which included women and children. A military jury in August will decide if his life sentence includes possibility of parole.