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Mar 18, 2012 1:48 PM by Matt Stafford

Lawyer for Afghan murder suspect to visit with him Monday

SEATTLE (AP) - The lawyer for a U.S. Army sergeant suspected of killing 16 Afghan villagers says he is flying to Kansas to meet with his client.

John Henry Browne of Seattle says he plans to meet with Robert Bales on Monday. Bales is being held in an isolated cell at Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas.

The 10-year veteran hasn't been charged yet in the shootings, which have endangered relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan and threaten to upend U.S. policy over the decade-old war.

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