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No proof to link US soldier to Afghan shootings, says lawyer


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No proof to link US soldier to Afghan shootings, says lawyer

The lawyer representing the US soldier accused of killing sixteen Afghan villagers has said there is not enough evidence to convict his client.

John Henry Brown said there was not enough proof to link Sergeant Robert Bales with the shootings, who remembers little of the night of March 11.

“He has some memories of what happened in that evening before the alleged incident. Then he has some memories after that alleged incident but he has no memories of what happened in between,” Brown said.

Bales used to work as a stock broker and regulatory filings show he cheated a retired Ohio couple of more than 600,000 dollars.

He was fined 1.3 million dollars nine years ago but Gary Liebschner and his wife say he has yet to pay a cent.

Bloomberg reported on Monday that Bales has financial problems after falling behind on his mortgage payments.

The 38-year-old ‘s alleged violent actions have soured US-Afghan relations and sparked anti-US protests in Afghanistan.

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