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Army Sets Robert Bales Hearing For September

The Lake Tapps man faces numerous charges - including 16 specifications of premeditated murder - related to an alleged nighttime killing spree in Afghanistan in March.

The Army has scheduled a Sept. 17 hearing for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier accused of executing a nighttime killing spree in March in Afghanistan.

According to The Olympian, one of the lawyers for the Lake Tapps man expects he will face a military trial at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, although that has not been finalized.

The Army formally filed a number of charges against Bales last month, including 16 specifications of premeditated murder, six specifications of premeditated murder, seven specifications of assault, two specifications of possessing and using steroids and one specification of wrongfully consuming alcohol while deployed.

He is awaiting a military trial and is currently in pretrial confinement at the Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

Patch will have more on this story as information develops.

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