LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former soldier who was convicted of raping and killing a teenage Iraqi girl, and then using a shotgun to savagely kill the rest of her family, has died in an Arizona prison -- apparently of suicide, authorities said Tuesday.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons said the death of Steven Dale Green on Saturday morning is being investigated as a suicide. Green, 28, was a private in the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line when he deployed to Iraq.
Green and three other soldiers went to a home in Mahmoudiya, Iraq, in March of 2006, where Green killed three members of the al-Janabi family before raping 14-year-old Abeer Qassim al-Janabi. He then shot her.
Green was convicted in 2009. The other soldiers are serving sentences in military prison for the incident.
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