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US soldier jailed 110 years for rape and murder of Iraqi girl

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US soldier jailed 110 years for rape and murder of Iraqi girl

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A 22-year old US soldier has been jailed for 110 years for the rape and murder of a 14-year old Iraqi girl and the killing of her family. Private Jesse Spielman is one of five soldiers charged in the March 2006 attack on the family in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad. The alleged ringleader, Steven Green, has been discharged from the army because of a “personality disorder” and awaits trial in a civilian court. He faces a possible death sentence. Green is accused of shooting the parents and sister of 14-year old Abeer Qassim al-Janabiat before raping her, after which it is claimed he set her body on fire to try to hide the evidence.