Times: Army 'sanity board' to evaluate if Bales is mentally fit for trial

Times: Army 'sanity board' to evaluate if Bales is mentally fit for trial

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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales

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by HAL BERNTON and MIKE CARTER / The Seattle Times

KING5.com

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will be examined in spring by an Army panel of doctors to determine whether he is mentally fit to stand trial on charges of murdering 17 Afghan villagers, according to an Army official briefed on the case.

A "sanity board" of Army doctors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will meet with Bales and review his files to understand more about his personal life and military experience.

The board will likely examine any prescription medications he may have taken before the March 11 killings in two villages in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan.

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