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Bales' Case In Pre-Trial Limbo Over 'Sanity Board'

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The prosecution of Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, charged with killing 17 Afghan civilians, appears to be stuck in limbo, over the issue of his mental competency. The Army wants to conduct a "sanity board," a medical process conducted by psychologists to evaluate Bales' mental state, but his defense attorneys have instructed him not to cooperate, because they're afraid the sanity board is really a "fishing expedition" for evidence.
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