Defense lawyers trying to save their client from the death penalty argued Tuesday that former U.S. soldier Steven Green exhibited clear symptoms of acute stress disorder in Iraq and that a military psychiatric nurse-practitioner failed to diagnose the troubled infantryman and pull him out of combat.
A former U.S. Army soldier was indicted Thursday on premeditated murder and other charges in connection with the rape and slaying of an Iraqi teenager and the deaths of her family members, federal authorities said.
Defense attorneys in a military rape-murder hearing on Tuesday emphasized the stress defendants faced, with one private testifying that soldiers consumed whiskey and painkillers to try to cope with duty in Iraq.
One of the U.S. soldiers accused of raping and killing an Iraqi and slaying her family told investigators that after the killings he poured kerosene on the girl's bullet-ridden body, according to testimony Monday in a military hearing.
Four U.S. soldiers charged in connection with the rape and slaying of an Iraqi female and the killings of her family will begin an Article 32 hearing Sunday at Camp Victory near Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
Defense attorneys for a former U.S. soldier charged with raping and killing a young Iraqi female and murdering her family requested a gag order in the case -- applying all the way up to President Bush.