The trial of a former soldier accused in the 2006 rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager and the killing of her family has begun. Steven Green is accused of being the ringleader in raping and killing fourteen-year-old Abeer Kassem Hamza al-Janabi and killing her parents and five-year-old sister. Green is being tried in a Kentucky civilian court. Three soldiers have already been sentenced to life in prison in the case.
More information here. It was a horrific crime. There are so many tragedies every day, one that is a few years old tends to get lost among the more immediate seeking senseless killings. Regrettable but hard to avoid.