Blogger/Journalist Evan Bright reports: An American soldier has been found guilty on 16 counts by a Federal court in Kentucky of the assault, rape and murder of a fourteen year old girl and the execution-style murder of her family. Sentencing will be Monday and he could get the death penalty on eight of the counts.
Three other soldiers/participants in the rape have already been sentenced to life.
In 2006, Steven Green, now 24, from Texas, assaulted the Hamza al-Janabi family in their house near Baghdad with his comrades from the 101 Airborne Brigade. The five American soldiers, wearing black "ninja uniforms,” had been drinking and hatched a plan to teach an Iraqi family a lesson.
Two of the solders raped Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi while Green shot dead the other members of the family (mother, father and six year old daughter) in a bedroom. After he had murdered the family, he raped and murdered the girl. The soldiers then burned the girl's body to hide the evidence of rape.
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