From CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr
Military investigators believe the American soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians earlier this month committed the shootings during two separate trips off his base, a U.S. official confirms to CNN.
“We believe the shooter went to one village, came back and went to a second village,” this official said.
The official, who whould not speak on the record because the investigation is ongoing, said this conclusion was reached based on a number of factors, citing the interviews and the overall investigation.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales has been charged with 17 counts of murder and could face the death penalty if convicted of any of them.