Attorneys for Steven Green going for an insanity defense

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

They are going with an insanity defense.  

Attorneys for a former Midland soldier made the announcement on Thursday.  

Steven Green has pleaded not guilty to raping an Iraqi teenager, then killing her, and three of her family members last year.  

A Federal Judge will decide next week on a trial date.  

Federal prosecutors want it set for August of next year, but defense attorneys have asked the judge for a 2009 trial date,  saying they need the time to prepare an adequate defense.