Sentencing Begins for Former Midland Soldier

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A federal jury will decide if a former Midland soldier will live or die for raping and killing and Iraq teenager and her family.  

The punishment phase began on Monday in the trial of Steven Green.  

Green was convicted of the crimes last week and on Monday prosecutors asked the jury to give him a death sentence.  

Defense lawyers say Green didn't act alone in the 2006 attack and that none of the other soldiers was sentenced to die.

Testimony is expected to go on for much of the week before jurors make their decision.