JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD – A forensic biologist is testifying that blood samples taken from at least people four were found on items of accused shooter Robert Bales, accused of a March nighttime massacre
The blood samples taken from two unidentified females and two unidentified males matched blood that was found on several of Bales' items after the shooting, including his pants, underwear, boot and gloves, according to the investigator from the Army's Criminal Investigation Laboratory.
Some or all of the victims' blood matched blood samples found on the Lake Tapps' man's pistol and rifle, the investigator testified.
Bales - JBLM staff sergeant - is accussed of going on a nighttime shooting spree March 11, during which 16 people died and six other people were injured. Today is the fourth day of his Article 32 hearing, which is expected to last some two weeks.
Patch will have more information on this trial as it becomes available.
(Click here to read Patch's coverage of the first day of the trial)