Karilyn Bales, during her interview with NBC News' Matt Lauer. MSNBC.com hide caption itoggle caption MSNBC.com The Two-Way It's 'Unbelievable To Me,' Says Wife Of Army Sgt. Accused In Afghan Killings March 26, 2012 Her husband "loves children, he's like a big kid himself," Karilyn Bales tells NBC News of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. He faces 17 counts of murder for attacks carried out on March 11 in Southern Afghanistan. One victim was an unborn child, officials say.