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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales
Military death penalty cases are rare
The Army has announced it will seek the death penalty against Joint Base Lewis McChord soldier Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.
Currently, there are 8 men awaiting execution on military death row in Leavenworth, Kansas. Some have been there for decades.
Washington District Court Judge Jack Nevin, of Tacoma, is a retired Brigadier General who was Chief Judge of the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals. He also teaches a class on military law at Seattle University Law School.
KPLU Law and Justice Reporter Paula Wissel interviewed Nevin about the differences between military and civilian death penalty cases.
(Click on listen button above to hear the radio interview.)
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