Ex-Army Soldier Files Notice of Appeal

Louisville, KY – A former soldier sentenced to five consecutive life sentences has filed notice he is appealing his conviction for the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager and the shooting deaths of three of her family members.

Attorneys for former Private First Class Steven Dale Green filed the notice yesterday in U.S. District Court in Louisville, four days after a judge issued the sentence.

A civilian jury in Paducah convicted the 24-year-old Green in May of rape and multiple counts of murder for the March 2006 deaths of the al-Janabi family at their rural home outside Mahmoudiya, Iraq, about 20 miles south of Baghdad.