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THE US soldier accused of massacring 16 Afghan civilians in a door-to-door rampage, has no memory of the incident, his lawyer said today.
"He has no memory," Mr Browne told CBS News. "He has an early memory of that evening and a later memory of that evening but he doesn't have any in between."
Mr Browne said Sgt Bales, 38, had not admitted to the killings. He also said Sgt Bales was "in shock".
Mr Browne also said his client was not drunk on the night of the massacre but had had a "couple of sips of something".
The rogue American soldier who shot dead 16 Afghan civilians in their beds may have
launched the killing spree for revenge after seeing his friend’s leg blown off by a bomb the day before the massacre.
In Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai raised doubts that Bales could have carried out the massacre alone.
Hamid Karzai: "On the question of the account of the one person supposedly who has done this, the story of the village elders and the affectees is entirely different. They believe it is not possible for one person to do that. In his family [pointing to one of family members] in four rooms people were killed, children and women were killed, and then they were all brought together in one room and then put on fire. That, one man cannot do."
Video captures surrender after Afghan massacre
Surveillance camera shows single soldier returning to Camp Leatherneck.
The black-and-white video shows the man hiding his weapon beneath a traditional Afghan shawl. He throws up his hands in surrender before fellow soldiers lead him away.
A surveillance camera mounted to a blimp hovering above Camp Leatherneck recorded the footage.
The camera recorded as much as 3 hours of video during the time of the killings; however, the US said it was only able to release the surrender.
There are also rumors in Afghanistan of soldiers vowing revenge for an earlier roadside bomb attack.
One man from a nearby village not involved in the attacks said soldiers lined men against a wall, and threatened local children.
“It looked like they were going to shoot us, and I was very afraid," Ahmad Shah Khan told the AP. “Then a NATO soldier said through his translator that even our children will pay for this. Now they have done it and taken their revenge.”
Another man told Reuters similar accounts of US military threatening retaliation for an earlier attack.
“They asked people to come out of their homes and warned them they would avenge this,” cleric Neda Mohammad Akhond said.
“They have to be prosecuted here,” he said. "They have done two crimes against my family. One, they killed them; and, secondly, they burned them."
Originally posted by Azadok
reply to post by daaskapital
I was thinking about this and have a theory that involves religion , the locust army of revelation has 7000 thousand fallen angels with them and they are described to be able to sting someone . There have been lots of cops snapping and killing people and reporting not remembering or knowing why they did it . What if these inter dimensional fallen angels are stinging people and taking them over then releasing them after the carnage . Just a thought and I am not making an excuse for this guy.