Afghan Murder Suspect’s Wife Said “He Did Not Do This”

In this Aug. 23, 2011 file Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System photo, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 1st platoon sergeant, Blackhorse Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participates in an exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.(AP Photo/DVIDS, Spc. Ryan Hallock, File)

The wife of Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales told the Today Show over the weekend that she doesn’t believe her husband is capable of killing the 17 Afghan civilians especially the children.

Karilyn Bales told NBC’s “Today” show, “He loves children, he’s like a big kid himself,” she said. “I have no idea what happened, but he would not … he loves children, and he would not do that.”

Bales was formally charged Friday with 17 counts of premeditated murder and other crimes, and is being held at a U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Investigators now think that Bales allegedly returned to his base in-between the killings in two different villages.

“I don’t think anything will really change my mind in believing that he did not do this. This is not what it appears to be,” she said.

You can see the Today Show interview HERE.

You can read the Associated Press article about Mrs. Bales’ appearance HERE.

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