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Sentencing Phase For SSGT Bales
The sentencing phase began Monday for Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales.
Bales admits to gunning down 16 civilians in a 2012 rampage through two villages near his outpost in southern Afghanistan.
He pleaded guilty in June to more than 30 criminal charges, including 16 premeditated murder counts, in a hearing before a military judge.
The guilty plea spares the Norwood native the prospect of a death sentence.
He now faces life in prison, but a jury of four officers and two enlisted personnel will decide whether he will have a chance at parole.