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Soldier apologizes for act of cowardice
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The U.S. soldier who admitted to killing more than a dozen Afghan civilians is apologizing for his quote... "act of cowardice."
Staff Sargent Robert Bales was in court Thursday for a sentencing hearing.
He pleaded guilty back in June to the pre-dawn raids in Kandahar Province last year to avoid the death penalty.
A military jury is considering whether the soldier's life sentence should include the chance of parole.
The defense is arguing Bales suffered from post-traumatic stress and head trauma.
Closing arguments are expected Friday.