A lone shooter could not have committed the massacre of 16 Afghan villagers blamed on a US soldier, a witness testified on Sunday, stressing the scale of the atrocity.
Lawyers for the US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers got their first chance to defend him in court on Tuesday, calling into question prosecutors’ version of events.
US military prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty for a soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers on two drunken forays earlier this year.
A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers was “lucid” and admitted to the crimes, witnesses and prosecutors said as he appeared in court for the first time on Monday.
A US Army soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a drunken rampage in March faces the military version of a preliminary hearing starting on Monday to determine if there is sufficient...