Northwest Soldier To Face Judge Friday

, Posted: Fri, March 23 2012 at 8:03 AM, Updated: Fri, March 23 2012 at 8:28 AM

Robert Bales faces 17 counts of murder and six counts of assault and attempted murder when he is charged Friday for his alleged role in the killings of Afghan villagers.

The 38 year old, from the Seattle area is accused of leaving a remote outpost in Kandahar on March 11th and going on a deadly house to house shooting rampage, killing 16 people, including some children.

Bales, who returned to the United Atates last week, is being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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