Sunday, May 10, 2009

A look ahead at the Green MEJA capital prosecution penalty phase

Last Thursday, a federal district court jury sitting in Paducah, Kentucky convicted former Army PFC Steven Green of death-eligible offenses arising for raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and participating in her murder and her family's murder in Mahmoudiya in March 2006. The case's penalty phase starts tomorrow. Here's an AP piece looking ahead to the themes that the parties will present to the jury as it decides whether Green should be sentenced to die for his offenses. And here's a link to a New York Times article about reaction to the case in Iraq.

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