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Legal News
1 Dec 2009
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] Former US soldier Steven Green [JURIST news archive] on Monday challenged the law used to convict him in civilian court for his role in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl [JURIST news archive] and the murder of her family in Mahmudiya. Green filed an appeal [brief, … [read more]


Legal News
4 Sep 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Former US soldier Steven Green [JURIST news archive] was sentenced Friday to five consecutive life terms in prison for the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenage girl [JURIST news archive] and the murder of her family in Mahmudiya. A federal jury in the US District Court for the … [read more]


Legal News
22 May 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] Former US soldier Steven Green [JURIST news archive] was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenage girl [JURIST news archive] and the murder of her family in Mahmudiya. A federal jury in the US District Court for the Western District of … [read more]


Legal News
8 May 2009
by Bhargav Katikaneni

[JURIST] A jury in US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky [official website] on Thursday convicted former Pfc. Steven D. Green [JURIST news archive] of the rape and murder of an Iraqi girl [JURIST news archive], and the murder of her family in Mahmudiya. Prosecutors had previously elected … [read more]


Legal News
28 Apr 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The federal trial of a former US soldier accused of raping and killing a 14-year-old Iraqi girl [JURIST news archive] in 2006 began Monday. Former US Army Pfc. Steven Green [JURIST news archive] is also charged with killing the girl's family in Mahmudiya, Iraq. During Monday's opening statements, prosecutors … [read more]


Legal News
1 Dec 2008
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) on Sunday ordered the release of Ibrahim Jassam Mohammed, an Iraqi freelance photographer working for Reuters [news website] held by the US military. The court order, supplied to a Reuters' attorney [Reuters report], said the US military had no evidence to support … [read more]


Legal News
29 Oct 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the Iraqi Central Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced [Multi-National Force press release] to death an Iraqi citizen affiliated with a Sunni militant organization for the 2006 abduction, torture, and killing of two US soldiers and the killing of a third US soldier. The trial and … [read more]


Legal News
29 Aug 2008
by Joe Shaulis

[JURIST] A federal jury on Thursday acquitted former US Marine Sgt. Jose Luis Nazario Jr. [defense website; JURIST news archive] of voluntary manslaughter and other charges [JURIST report] in the first civilian trial for crimes allegedly committed by a member of the US military in Iraq. After six hours of … [read more]


Legal News
27 Aug 2008
by Joe Shaulis

[JURIST] A federal judge has rejected constitutional challenges to civilian charges against former US Army Pvt. Steven D. Green in connection with the rape and killing of a 14-year-old girl [JURIST news archives] and the killing of her family in Mahmudiya, Iraq (also "Mahmoudiya"). US District Judge Thomas Russell [official … [read more]


Legal News
16 May 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] Former US Army Pfc. Steven D. Green [JURIST news archive] may raise an insanity defense at his scheduled 2009 civilian trial [JURIST report] for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl [JURIST news archive] and the murder of her family in Mahmudiya (also "Mahmoudiya"), according to two … [read more]


Legal News
24 Mar 2008
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Former US Army Pfc. Steven D. Green [JURIST news archive] should be prosecuted in civilian court under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act [text], and not under the military system of justice as urged by the defense, federal prosecutors argued in a motion filed late Friday night. Green faces capital … [read more]


Legal News
19 Dec 2007
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] A judge on the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky [official site] ruled Tuesday that former Pfc. Steven D. Green [JURIST news archive] will stand trial on April 13, 2009, for his role in the March 2006 rape and murder of a 14-year old Iraqi girl … [read more]


Legal News
4 Aug 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] A US military jury on Friday convicted Pfc. Jesse Spielman of four counts of felony murder, rape, conspiracy to commit rape, and housebreaking with intent to commit rape for his role in the March 2006 rape and murder of a 14-year old Iraqi girl [JURIST news archive] and the … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The court-martial of the last US Army serviceman charged in the March 2006 rape and murder of a 14-year old Iraqi girl [JURIST news archive] and the murder of her family in Mahmudiya (also "Mahmoudiya") began Monday. Pfc. Jesse Spielman, who prosecutors say acted as a lookout during the … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jul 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] Federal prosecutors disclosed Tuesday that they will seek the death penalty [Notice of Intent, PDF] if a conviction is secured against former US soldier Steven D. Green [JURIST news archive], the alleged key player in the Mahmudiya rape-murder case [JURIST news archive]. Green is believed to have masterminded the … [read more]


Legal News
21 Mar 2007
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] A third US soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl [JURIST news archive] and the murder of her family in the Mahmudiya area last March. Pfc. Bryan Howard pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit rape and premeditated murder and … [read more]


Legal News
8 Mar 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] China accused the US of numerous human rights abuses on Thursday in its Human Rights Record of the US in 2006 [report text, in English; press release], the Chinese state response to US criticism in Tuesday's publication of the 2006 US State Department Country Reports [official website; JURIST report]. … [read more]


Legal News
23 Feb 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] US Army Sgt. Paul E. Cortez received a 100-year prison sentence Thursday for his role in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl [JURIST news archive] and the murder of her family in the Mahmudiya (also "Mahmoudiya") area last March. Cortez pleaded guilty [JURIST report] earlier this … [read more]


Legal News
22 Feb 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] A 50-year-old Iraqi woman has accused Iraqi forces of rape, an Iraqi official said Thursday, the second such accusation in a week. The attack on the Sunni woman and her two daughters allegedly occurred less than two weeks ago in the city of Tal Afar by four Iraqi soldiers, … [read more]


Legal News
21 Feb 2007
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] US Army Sgt. Paul E. Cortez pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl [JURIST news archive] and the murder of her family in the Mahmudiya (also "Mahmoudiya") area last March. Cortez reached a plea agreement [JURIST report] with prosecutors last month, removing … [read more]

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