04 July 2007

Death Penalty Sought

On 3 July 2007, CNN.com reported that federal prosecutors filed notice of their intent to seek the death penalty if Steven D. Green, a member of the 101st Airborne Division, is convicted of raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing her and 3 other family members in March 2006. Green received an honorable discharge from the Army in May 2006 for an “anti-social personality disorder.” No trial date has been set. Three other members of that unit have been convicted by court-martial of offenses in relation to this incident and a 4th is awaiting trial on 30 July 2007. The rape and killings are alleged to have occurred in Mahmoudiya, a village about 20 miles south of Baghdad.

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