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    Bales' guilty plea to avoid death penalty in US

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    A US Army sergeant has pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians in cold blood last year under a deal that spares him from the death penalty. 39-year-old Robert Bales now faces a life term in prison for the killings in Kandahar, but a military court will decide if he will ever be eligible for parole.