Death penalty - yeah, right. To judge by the treatment of previous US military killers he'll get a fine.
US soldier faces death penalty over 16 Afghan killings - RTÉ News: "Lead prosecutor US Lieutenant Colonel Jay Morse told a preliminary hearing he would present evidence proving "chilling premeditation" on the part of Sgt Bales.
The soldier is a decorated veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The shootings of mostly women and children in Afghanistan's Kandahar province in March marked the worst case of civilian slaughter blamed on an individual US soldier since the Vietnam War."