Friday, September 4, 2009
What kind of parents brought up these five men ?
US soldier convicted of rape and murder What kind of parents brought up these five men ? What educational institution and teachers polished the minds of these five that held down a 14 year old girl-child while another raped her and later shoot and kill the rest of the family. May be they did a favour to the parents of the girl-child for the sight of five Americans raping their girl-child would certainly have haunted them for the rest of their lives. Or, perhaps the parents of the girl-child begged of the leader of the Gang-Rapists to shoot and kill the rest of the family as a favour. It is nice to know there are righteous people in America to sentence these rapists for life, unlike George Bush Junior, Richard Cheney and Sri Lankan Army in Jaffna Peninsula. - - - Please read on - - -
A former US soldier convicted of rape and murder while serving in Iraq will spend life in prison, a judge in the US state of Kentucky has confirmed. Steven Green, 24, is to serve five consecutive life sentences for raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing her and her family near Baghdad in 2006. The jury in Kentucky could not agree unanimously on his punishment and he was spared the death penalty. Four other soldiers are serving time for their roles in the crime. Their sentences range between 27 months and 110 years. Green was considered the ringleader.
Judge Thomas Russell confirmed Green would serve five consecutive life sentences with no chance of parole.
Three of the soldiers had admitted holding down Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, raping her and then killing her, her parents and her younger sister at the family's home in Mahmudiya before torching the building. Green was discharged from the 101st Airborne Division before the case came to light. He was the first ex-soldier to be charged under a US law that allows prosecution for crimes committed overseas.