Witnessed friend suffer 'grave injury' on day before the shooting.
The U.S. soldier held in connection to a heinous shooting rampage that claimed the lives of 16 Afghans over the weekend - including nine children - may have been drunk as he fired.
The soldier, who has not yet been identified, is also believed to have been plagued by various stresses stemming from his deployment, his marriage, and the fact that he had seen a friend's leg blown off the day before the massacre.
A high-ranking U.S. official told The New York Times Thursday: 'When it all comes out, it will be a combination of stress, alcohol and domestic issues - he just snapped'.
He is being represented by John Henry Browne, a lawyer whose resume includes defending notorious serial killer Ted Bundy and Colton Harris-Moore, the 'Barefoot Bandit'.
Mr Browne said Thursday: 'We have been informed that at this small base
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