U.S. Soldier Who Killed 16 Unarmed Afghan Civilians Apologizes For "Act Of Cowardice" (VIDEO)

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A U.S. soldier who killed 16 unarmed Afghan civilians in March of 2012 - offers an apology for what he calls "an act of cowardice."

A U.S. soldier who killed 16 unarmed Afghan civilians in March of 2012 - offers an apology for what he calls "an act of cowardice."

Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales told a jury in a Washington state military courtroom, quote:

"I am truly, truly sorry to all the people whose family members I have taken away. I have murdered their families."

"What I did is an act of cowardice."

The defense has argued Bales suffered a breakdown under the pressures of deployment while the prosecution has contended he acted alone and with premeditation.

Closing arguments are expected on Friday.

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