Ex-soldier gets 5 life sentences in Iraqis’ deaths | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
A former soldier received five consecutive life sentences Friday for his role in the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager and the slaying of three of her family members.
“What the defendant did was horrifying and inexcusable,” U.S. District Judge Thomas Russell said in sentencing to Steven Dale Green, 24, of Midland. “The court believes any lesser sentence would be insufficient.”
A civilian jury in western Kentucky convicted Green in May of raping Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, conspiracy and multiple counts of murder.
Green shot and killed the teen’s mother, father and sister, then became the third soldier to rape her before shooting her in the face. Her body was set on fire March 12, 2006, at their rural home outside Mahmoudiya, Iraq, about 20 miles south of Baghdad.