Sgt. Bales' attorney asks Army to remove prosecutors from case

SEATTLE -- With a sentencing hearing for his role in the murder of 16 Afghan civilians scheduled for Aug. 19, Sgt. Robert Bales' attorneys have requested that Army prosecutors are removed from the case after they inadvertently received unredacted copies of Bales' sanity-board report.

Attorney John Henry Browne, told the Seattle Times that he and his team have requested that the prosecutors are excused from the case after receiving the unredacted documents on Bales' mental health. Browne told the paper the full report would give the prosecutors an "unfair advantage as they make their arguments in the final phase of the court-martial."

“They are not supposed to get it; this was a serious mistake,” Browne told the Times.

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