Monday, April 06, 2009

Green MEJA proceedings underway

Proceedings in the capital MEJA case of United States v. Green are underway in U.S. district court in Paducah, Kentucky. As discussed in this A.P. article, jury selection began today with trial on the merits scheduled to start on 27 April.

"Steven Dale Green, a former member of the 101st Airborne Division, was accused along with four fellow soldiers of raping a 14-year-old girl and killing her and her family in Mahmoudiya, Iraq . . . ." The other accused soldiers were tried by courts-martial. But because Green had already been discharged before a criminal investigation into the incident began, he is being tried under MEJA in U.S. district court.

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