CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Monday, August 6, 2007

Soldier Convicted of Raping and Killing 14 Year Old Iraqi Girl Sentenced to 110 Years

From washingtonpost.com: A soldier convicted of rape and murder in an attack on a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and her family was sentenced Saturday to 110 years in prison, with the possibility of parole after 10 years.

The sentence was part of a plea agreement that attorneys for Pfc. Jesse Spielman had made with prosecutors, which set the number of years he could serve in prison, regardless of the jury's recommendation.

The jury had recommended life with parole, a sentence under which he would have had to wait longer for the possibility of freedom.

Spielman was convicted Friday of rape, conspiracy to commit rape, housebreaking with intent to rape and four counts of felony murder.

Military prosecutors did not say Spielman took part in the rape or murders but alleged that he went to the house knowing what the others intended to do and served as a lookout.

Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2007/08/soldier-convict.html

International | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef00e3982369c08833

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Soldier Convicted of Raping and Killing 14 Year Old Iraqi Girl Sentenced to 110 Years:

Comments

Post a comment