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Ex-US soldier who raped Iraqi girl, killed family hangs self

By: Associated Press
February 19, 2014 Updated: February 19, 2014 at 12:33 pm
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photo - FILE - In this April 29, 2009 file photo, former 101st Airborne Division Pfc. Steven Dale Green is escorted to the courthouse on the third day of his trial in Paducah, Ky. Green, convicted of raping and killing a teenage Iraqi girl and using a shotgun to kill her family, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in prison in Arizona, likely of suicide. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
FILE - In this April 29, 2009 file photo, former 101st Airborne Division Pfc. Steven Dale Green is escorted to the courthouse on the third day of his trial in Paducah, Ky. Green, convicted of raping and killing a teenage Iraqi girl and using a shotgun to kill her family, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in prison in Arizona, likely of suicide. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A medical examiner says a former soldier hanged himself at a federal prison where he was serving life sentences for raping and killing a teenage Iraqi girl and using a shotgun to slay her family.

Pima County, Ariz., Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Eric Peters says an autopsy completed Tuesday concluded that 28-year-old Steven Dale Green's cause of death was suicide by hanging. Prison officials found him Saturday.

Green of Midland, Texas, was a private in the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line when he deployed to Iraq.

Green and three other soldiers went to the home in Mahmoudiya in March 2006. Green killed three members of the al-Janabi family before becoming the third soldier to rape 14-year-old Abeer Qassim al-Janabi. Green then shot her.

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