Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, right, checks identity papers during a training exercise at a mockup of an Afghan village at the National Training Center in California last August. The photo appeared in a military publication, High Desert Warrior.
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, right, checks identity papers during a training exercise at a mockup of an Afghan village at the National Training Center in California last August. The photo appeared in a military publication, High Desert Warrior. U.S. Army
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, right, checks identity papers during a training exercise at a mockup of an Afghan village at the National Training Center in California last August. The photo appeared in a military publication, High Desert Warrior. U.S. Army

Wife of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales releases statement

March 20, 2012 7:25 AM