Prosecutors say Bales broke his shooting rampage into two episodes, attacking one village, returning to the base and then departing again to raid another.
In between his attacks, he woke a fellow soldier, reported what he'd done and said he was headed out to kill more, the soldier testified. But the soldier didn’t believe what Bales said, and went back to sleep.
Dressed in green fatigues, two Afghan National Army guards recounted what they had seen in the pre-dawn darkness outside the base the night of the killings.
One guard recounted that a man had arrived at the base and did not stop even after he asked him three times to do so. Later in the night, the second guard said, he saw a soldier leave the base — laughing as he went.
They did not say the soldier was the same person nor did they identify him as Bales.
On Saturday, Criminal Investigations Command Special Agent Leona Mansapit testified that one of the witnesses to the massacre claimed that at least two American soldiers were involved.
Mansapit said a woman whose husband was shot named Masoma Dawood recalled seeing two soldiers. Every other eyewitness has indicated that only one U.S. soldier was involved, and a surveillance video showed only one soldier returning to the American’s base after the killings.
Interviewed months later, Dawood reported having seen two soldiers in her room, and that one of them held her back as the other shot her husband.
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