Saturday 23, Jun 2012
The US Army has filed new charges against the soldier accused of killing 16 villagers in southern Afghanistan in March.
Staff Sergeant Robert Bales consumed alcohol and used steroids during his combat tour, according to the Army.
According to the charges, Staff Sergeant Robert Bales illegally possessed and used stanozolol, an anabolic steroid that is commonly used by bodybuilders but is banned by many professional sports leagues as a performance-enhancing drug.
The army said he used the drug between January 1 and March 11, when he allegedly shot and killed civilians in the village of Belambay in Kandahar province.
The Army did not revealed the alleged motive for the murders and lawyers of Bales have not acknowledged any wrongdoing on his part.
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