Sadiqullah (center), who was shot by Staff Sgt. Robert Bales and was a witness in the trial, stands with some of the Afghan civilians who traveled from Kandahar to the U.S. for Bales' trial. Translator Ahmad Shafi is at left, in the blue shirt. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, foreground, is seen in a courtroom sketch earlier this week, as prosecutor Lt. Col. Jay Morse, right, speaks to the jury. Bales was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday. Peter Millett/AP hide caption

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A courtroom sketch shows an Afghan man named Faizullah testifying in a courtroom at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on Tuesday. His father and brother were shot and wounded when Staff Sgt. Robert Bales attacked their village in Kandahar province last year. Peter Millett/AP hide caption

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This August 23, 2011 photograph obtained courtesy of the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) shows Staff Sgt. Robert Bales (right) at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. (Note at 10:50 p.m. ET: Earlier, we mistakenly said he was on the left.) Spc. Ryan Hallock /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales during an August 2011 training exercise at Fort Irwin, Calif. Spc. Ryan Hallock/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bales joined the military after Sept. 11, 2001. He served three times in Iraq before being deployed to Afghanistan. Courtesy Maj. Brent Clemmer hide caption

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