Forensic Biologist Says Four Victims' Blood Matches Blood Found on Robert Bales' Clothes

Blood samples from two unidentified males and two unidentified females matched samples from Bales' items, including pants, underwear, gloves and boots

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD – A forensic biologist is testifying that blood samples taken from at least people four were found on items of accused shooter Robert Bales, accused of a March nighttime massacre

The blood samples taken from two unidentified females and two unidentified males matched blood that was found on several of Bales' items after the shooting, including his pants, underwear, boot and gloves, according to the investigator from the Army's Criminal Investigation Laboratory.

Some or all of the victims' blood matched blood samples found on the Lake Tapps' man's pistol and rifle, the investigator testified.

Bales - JBLM staff sergeant - is accussed of going on a nighttime shooting spree March 11, during which 16 people died and six other people were injured. Today is the fourth day of his Article 32 hearing, which is expected to last some two weeks.

Patch will have more information on this trial as it becomes available.

(Click here to read Patch's coverage of the first day of the trial)

(Click here to read coverage from The News Tribune's Adam Ashton)

Gina Cloum November 09, 2012 at 04:07 PM
We have heard the horrors of Roberts acts and will continue to remain in prayer for him, his wife and children. Clearly he is battling mental breakdown. We are praying for your defense team, that the Lord will guide them and give them strength. Stay strong and know we will be in constant prayer, Robert, family and defense team. A life from a clearly disturbed man will not turn the clock back U.S. Army. Please have mercy , he did not begin this way, the tide turned, the mind snapped. Bring our sons HOME!


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