Staff Sgt Robert Bales may face the death penalty if found guilty of charges relating to an alleged shooting spree in Afghanistan on March 11th. A US Army statement read:
The maximum possible punishment for a premeditated murder conviction is a dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces, reduction to the lowest enlisted grade, total forfeiture of pay and allowances, and death (with a mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment for life with eligibility for parole).
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