Pretrial hearing for soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan citizens begins
(MCT) — JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — It was 2 a.m. March 11, and Sgt. Jason McLaughlin was roused from sleep when the lights were switched on in his quarters in Southern Afghanistan. He was startled, he testified, to find Staff Sgt. Robert Bales by his bed.