Bales, a 39-year-old Ohio native and father of two from Lake Tapps, Wash., leaned back in his chair at the defense table and betrayed no reaction as an Army doctor, Maj. Travis Hawks, gave clinical descriptions of treating the wounded villagers as they arrived at a nearby forward operating base.
One young girl had a large bullet wound in the top of her head, he said. She was unresponsive at first, but survived after treatment.
Earlier Wednesday, a friend testified that Bales seemed remorseful after being taken into custody. Defense witness 1st Sgt. Vernon Bigham testified by video from Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan.
Bales has not entered a plea, and is not expected to testify. His attorneys have not discussed the evidence, but say Bales has post-traumatic stress disorder and suffered a concussive head injury during a prior deployment to Iraq.