scum jailed for 110 years (says he is a soldier of freedom)

#1
An American soldier has been sentenced to 110 years in prison for the gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her family.

The sentence was imposed on Private Jesse Spielman, 22, by a military court at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

He also received a dishonourable discharge after being found guilty of four counts of murder, rape, conspiracy to commit rape and housebreaking with the intent to commit rape

Spielman was one of five soldiers charged in the March 2006 attack on the family in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad.

Three soldiers previously pleaded guilty in the case and were given sentences ranging from five to 100 years.

The court found that Spielman participated in the planning of the attack as the soldiers drank whisky and played cards, and acted as a lookout.

At the start of the week-long hearing, Spielman pleaded guilty to wrongful touching of a corpse, arson, obstructing justice and violating rules against drinking alcohol in a war zone.

Conspirators Paul Cortez and James Barker were sentenced to 90 years and 100 years in prison, respectively.

The accused ringleader Steven Green, was discharged from the Army for a "personality disorder" and awaits trial in a civilian court. He has pleaded not guilty and faces a possible death sentence.

Cortez and Barker, who both testified at Spielman's court-martial, admitted raping the girl, Abeer Qassim al-Janabiat, and said Green shot her parents and younger sister.

Green then raped the girl and killed her, and they poured kerosene over her body and set it on fire in an attempt to hide evidence of the crime, they testified.

Another soldier, Bryan Howard, admitted to monitoring radio traffic and was given a five-year sentence.

The killings outraged Iraqis and ratcheted up tension in the war zone.
http://news.uk.msn.com/Article.aspx?cp-documentid=5809595
 
#5
Do you want to take the soldier bit out of the title. This piece of sh1t has no qualities required of a soldier.
 
#6
Every time I hear about this story, I'm filled with disbelief and disgust at their actions and choked by the fate of that young girl and her family.

If I were an Iraqi, this would be reason enough for me to join the insurgency. I wonder how many real soldiers died as a result of this. Life in prison isn't nearly enough punishment.
 
#7
Animals

Do any of our American COusins know where these

scum will serve their sentences

will it be ( I hope ) some where nasty
 
#8
He can go up for parole in ten years though, takes the sting out of 110 years. I think the US soldiers kidnapped off the bridge, and I think one body has been found was supposed to be direct retaliation for the Iraqi murders (say the insurgents).
 
#10
Ord_Sgt said:
Do you want to take the soldier bit out of the title. This piece of sh1t has no qualities required of a soldier.
Hear hear - complete scum. This gang have more than likely contributed to the deaths of many more of their own kin due to this disgraceful act. I hope they rot in hell. :evil:
 
#11
slipperman said:
Ord_Sgt said:
Do you want to take the soldier bit out of the title. This piece of sh1t has no qualities required of a soldier.
Hear hear - complete scum. This gang have more than likely contributed to the deaths of many more of their own kin due to this disgraceful act. I hope they rot in hell. :evil:
there we go, so called 'soldier of freedom' changed to scum of the underworld... lets hope the bigger boys in prision do to him that he did to that poor girl
 
#12
predatorplus said:
lets hope the bigger boys in prision do to him that he did to that poor girl
Stand and act as look out? After playing cards and drinking?

That aside.

I hope rats eat his eyes.
 
#13
One nasty spin off is that stuff like this, fuelling the insurgency, is also putting British service personnel an an increased risk.
I'm still completely shocked that this happened, i mean for gods sake it was a 14 year old girl! Have these "people" no conscience?
 

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