November 5, 2012
In this courtroom sketch, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, third from left, is shown Monday during a preliminary hearing in a military courtroom at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington. Bales is accused of 16 counts of premeditated murder and six counts of attempted murder for a pre-dawn attack on two villages in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan in March 2012. At top is Investigating Officer Col. Lee Deneke, and at second from left is Bales' attorney, Emma Scanlan.