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Family waits for soldier accused of Afghan slayings

  • Kari Bales, the wife of the soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan in March, is shown Monday during an interview on "CBS This Mor...

    CBS This Morning

    Kari Bales, the wife of the soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan in March, is shown Monday during an interview on "CBS This Morning." Staff Sgt. Robert Bales could face the death penalty if convicted. He's charged with 16 counts of premeditated murder and is being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

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  • Kari Bales, the wife of the soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan in March, is shown Monday during an interview on "CBS This Mor...

    CBS This Morning

    Kari Bales, the wife of the soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan in March, is shown Monday during an interview on "CBS This Morning." Staff Sgt. Robert Bales could face the death penalty if convicted. He's charged with 16 counts of premeditated murder and is being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

SEATTLE -- The wife of the soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan in March says she has not told their children -- a 5-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy -- why their father isn't coming home.
Kari Bales told "CBS This Morning" on Monday that the 5-year-old knows something is up. Kari Bales said she tells them he is at "special work," and they think he'll be home soon. She said she doesn't know what she will tell them when he doesn't come home.
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where his family lives. He could face the death penalty if convicted. He's charged with 16 counts of premeditated murder and is being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Kari Bales said she thinks her husband is innocent.
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