U.S. Supreme Court turns away ex-soldier's appeal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has opted not to hear an appeal from a former 101st Airborne soldier serving five life sentences in federal prison for sexually assaulting and killing a 14-year-old girl and murdering three of her family members while serving in Iraq.

The high court did not give a reason for the decision, issuing a one-sentence order on Tuesday.

A jury convicted former Pfc. Steven Dale Green of Midland Texas is 2009 for the attack on the al-Janabi family near Majmoudiya, Iraq, in March 2006.

Four other soldiers were convicted in military proceedings. Three remain in custody, but have parole opportunities in the future.

Green, 26, was stationed at Fort Campbell, on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. He is being held in a federal penitentiary in Tucson, Ariz.

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