03/19/2012 01:48 pm ET

Soldier Accused Of Killing Afghan Civilians Faced Trouble At Home

A world away from the isolated camp in the plains southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, where U.S. soldiers seized homemade bombs and weapons caches in nighttime raids, Robert Bales’s other life was crumbling.

The Army sniper’s home in Lake Tapps, Washington, where wife Karilyn once made Impossibly Easy taco pie and watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with his young daughter, was to be sold for $50,000 less than what they’d paid. They’d already defaulted on another home, scheduled for public auction in 2009 after the couple fell $15,644.19 behind in payments.

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