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U.S. Soldier Sentenced To 110 Years For Rape, Murder In Iraq


http://gdb.rferl.org/d2d14c18-bd3e-45dd-8d87-fe86477db5ec_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/d2d14c18-bd3e-45dd-8d87-fe86477db5ec_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) August 5, 2007 -- A U.S. soldier has been sentenced to 110 years in prison for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the murder of her family.


The soldier, Jesse Spielman, was sentenced on August 4 following his August 3 conviction by a U.S. military jury at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, for rape, murder, and conspiracy in connection with the killings in March 2006, in the Iraqi town of Al-Mahmudiyah.


Three other U.S. soldiers have pleaded guilty in the case, while another still faces trial.


(AP)

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