The Associated Press
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - A former soldier charged with raping and murdering a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing her family may soon have a trial date.
A federal judge in Paducah, Kentucky, told attorneys today to present him in two weeks with a proposed trial schedule for Steven Green.
The 22-year-old Iraq war veteran from Midland, Texas, is charged with rape and murder in the deaths of Abeer Qassim al-Janabi and three others in her family. Green was discharged from the Army before being arrested last year. If convicted, he faces a possible death sentence.
The former private in the Fort Campbell, Kentucky-based 101st Airborne Division has pleaded not guilty.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Russell scheduled a hearing on November 27th to resolve the matters and could set a trial date then.