Former Midland Soldier may soon go to trial

Staff Report
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A former Midland soldier, charged with raping and murdering a 14 year old Iraqi girl, then killing her family, may soon go to trial.

A federal judge in Paducah, Kentucky, plans to hold a hearing in two weeks, and wants to set a trial date then.

The 22-year-old Iraq war veteran from Midland is charged with rape and murder in the deaths of the 14 year old girl and three members of her family.

Green was discharged from the Army before being arrested last year.  

Green has pleaded not guilty.

If convicted, he faces a possible death sentence.

Four others who served with green have been convicted for their roles in the March 2006 attack.

Their sentences range from 5 to 110 years.