Life for US soldier's Iraq crimes
A former US soldier convicted of rape and murder while serving in Iraq will spend life in prison, a judge in the US state of Kentucky has confirmed.
Steven Green, 24, is to serve five consecutive life sentences for raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing her and her family near Baghdad in 2006.
Green was convicted in May but the jury could not unanimously agree a sentence and he was spared the death penalty.
Four other soldiers are serving time for their roles in the crime.
Three received life sentences, while the fourth was jailed for 27 months for acting as a lookout. Green was considered the ringleader
Justice has been served but would not hung drawn and quartered been more fitting to the crime?