G.I. Gets 110 Years for Rape and Killing in Iraq - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 79 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Veteran
 
James_Van_Thach's Avatar
 
Date registered: Apr 2006
Vehicle: BRABUS G36 & G320 LWB
Location: New York, USA
Posts: 694
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Arrow G.I. Gets 110 Years for Rape and Killing in Iraq

Benzworld members,

This was just released by The New York Times about Pfc. Jesse Spielman was found guilty of the 2006 rape and murder of a 14-year old Iraqi girl and her family has been sentenced to 110 years in prison.

I have provided the news story below and the complete article written by Paul Von Zielbauer.

1. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/05/us/05abuse.html

2. ABC News: 110-Year Sentence in Iraq Rape-Killing

3. Chambersburg Public Opinion - Spielman dishonors nation and hometown

4. CTV.ca | U.S. soldier gets 110-year sentence for murder

Respectfully,

James Van Thach


==

G.I. Gets 110 Years for Rape and Killing in Iraq


A 23-year-old Army private was sentenced last night to 110 years in prison, a day after a military jury convicted him of rape and four counts of murder for his role in the attack last year on an Iraqi family in Mahmudiya, a hostile Sunni Arab town south of Baghdad.

The private, Jesse Spielman, was also found guilty of conspiracy to commit rape and housebreaking with the intent to commit rape, said a spokesman at Fort Campbell, Ky., where the hearing was held. The jury consisted mostly of Army officers from the fort.

Private Spielman is the third soldier from Company B, First Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division to be convicted of murder and rape in the case, in which soldiers sexually forced themselves on a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and then killed her and her family.

In February, Sgt. Paul E. Cortez, 24, was sentenced to 90 years in prison; last November, an Army judge sentenced Specialist James P. Barker to 100 years in prison. Sergeant Cortez and Specialist Barker will each be eligible for parole after 10 years in prison, according to Dan Christensen, one of Private Spielman’s civilian lawyers.

Prosecutors said the three soldiers and another private in their unit, Steven D. Green, who was discharged on psychiatric ground apparently before the Army learned of the episode, had barged into the family’s home, where three of them raped Abeer Qassim al-Janabi while her parents and 7-year-old sister were kept in a back room.

Unlike Sergeant Cortez and Specialist Barker, who each pleaded guilty to rape and murder in exchange for a term of years, Private Spielman sought acquittal at court-martial because, according to his lawyers and the other soldiers convicted in the case, he did not physically participate in the rape or murders.

“He didn’t rape anybody, and he didn’t kill anybody,” Mr. Christensen, said in a telephone interview yesterday.

The next phase of the government’s prosecution in the Mahmudiya rape and murder will be the trial of Mr. Green, in a federal court in Kentucky.

Prosecutors have said he was the ringleader and enthusiastically urged the other soldiers to join in the attack on the family. It was Mr. Green, prosecutors say, who after raping Abeer killed her and her family with an AK-47 that the family was legally allowed to keep in the house.

Mr. Green is to be tried on murder and rape charges in the coming months. He has pleaded not guilty, but he faces a mounting set of witnesses and punishments.

As part of their plea arrangements, Specialist Barker and Sergeant Cortez, now in the Army’s main prison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., have promised to testify against him. A few weeks ago, the Justice Department said it would seek the death penalty if he was convicted.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Pfc. Jesse V. Spielman photo 2.jpg (19.5 KB, 76 views)
File Type: jpg Pfc. Jesse V. Spielman photo 3.jpg (99.5 KB, 80 views)
File Type: jpg Abeer Qassim Hamza.jpg (28.3 KB, 72 views)
File Type: jpg Pfc. Jesse V. Spielman photo 1.jpg (24.0 KB, 72 views)

Quote:
"That currently peace can only be accomplished with an honest broker not with Terroristic attacks. For our nation young people need to become more involved in our governmental process because they need direction in their life and the U.S. Army is the place to grow. The military is a great extended family that will only benefit our future."
Marco Benz Descendant of First Gas Automobile Inventor Karl Benz

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/12/prweb321042.htm

Last edited by James_Van_Thach; 08-05-2007 at 07:05 AM.
James_Van_Thach is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 79 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 07:21 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Punjabi's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: Bandwidth
Location: In Virtual Reality
Posts: 3,256
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
heh, heh.....due justice for this punk! heh, heh.....more in the pipeline, no doubt? heh, heh......string 'em by the balls! heh, heh......
Punjabi is offline  
post #3 of 79 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 08:13 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Bruce R.'s Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2002 SLK 32 AMG, bone stock. 1987 190E 2.3-16 valve (destroyed). 2005 E320 new toy.
Location: Near Washington, DC
Posts: 14,926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Punjabi
heh, heh.....due justice for this punk! heh, heh.....more in the pipeline, no doubt? heh, heh......string 'em by the balls! heh, heh......
So the fact that those that were directly involved with this mess, state that this private did NOT participate means nothing to you? There is no doubt that he was there and apparently did little or nothing to stop it, and there has to be repercussions for that, but 110 years is a bit much. Unless of course he gets 90 years off for good behavior.

"Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon, the pigeon knocks over all the pieces, on the board and then struts around like it won the game."
Vladimir Putin

"They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?"
Paul Harvey 8/31/94


"The only people who have quick answers don't have the responsibility of making the decisions."
Justice Clarence Thomas
Bruce R. is offline  
post #4 of 79 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 08:28 AM
DP
Moderator
 
DP's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
Posts: 64,124
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce R.
So the fact that those that were directly involved with this mess, state that this private did NOT participate means nothing to you? There is no doubt that he was there and apparently did little or nothing to stop it, and there has to be repercussions for that, but 110 years is a bit much. Unless of course he gets 90 years off for good behavior.
He was a ring leader but that I guess is not a big deal in your book. Let's see your reaction when Green gets his sentence, I am sure that you will be very disapointed because he claims to be mentally ill. That's OK Bruce, they are just ayrqis, you know ayrabs with no feelings, no soul and defenitly not human she got what she deserved for supporting 911 and these boys were just doing God's work right Bruce?l
DP is offline  
post #5 of 79 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 08:34 AM
~BANNED~
 
Zedd's Avatar
 
Date registered: Feb 2004
Vehicle: 82 300D VNT, 80 240D 3.0T
Location: Denver
Posts: 3,926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Zedd is offline  
post #6 of 79 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 08:52 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Bruce R.'s Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2002 SLK 32 AMG, bone stock. 1987 190E 2.3-16 valve (destroyed). 2005 E320 new toy.
Location: Near Washington, DC
Posts: 14,926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by drewprof
He was a ring leader but that I guess is not a big deal in your book. Let's see your reaction when Green gets his sentence, I am sure that you will be very disappointed because he claims to be mentally ill. That's OK Bruce, they are just ayrqis, you know ayrabs with no feelings, no soul and definitely not human she got what she deserved for supporting 911 and these boys were just doing God's work right Bruce?l
Ringleader was the prosecutions claim, but those that were there say otherwise. Add to that, I have never heard of, or seen a Sergeant take any advice from a PFC. The man is accused of being a look out, that’s all.
One more thing prof, I’m getting a little tired of you telling me what I will or will not do. You don’t know me, nor have you ever met me. I’m wondering how YOU would like it if I called you an al-Qaida loving terrorist…….. It would seem to fit quite nicely since all you have done over the last few months is defend everything they have done, and denigrated all that the US has done. Maybe the next attempt al-Qaida makes should be in your area of Baltimore….. Perhaps that might change your perspective, but I doubt it, unless it happened to YOU or yours directly……..

"Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon, the pigeon knocks over all the pieces, on the board and then struts around like it won the game."
Vladimir Putin

"They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?"
Paul Harvey 8/31/94


"The only people who have quick answers don't have the responsibility of making the decisions."
Justice Clarence Thomas
Bruce R. is offline  
post #7 of 79 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 08:57 AM
DP
Moderator
 
DP's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
Posts: 64,124
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce R.
Ringleader was the prosecutions claim, but those that were there say otherwise. Add to that, I have never heard of, or seen a Sergeant take any advice from a PFC. The man is accused of being a look out, that’s all.
One more thing prof, I’m getting a little tired of you telling me what I will or will not do. You don’t know me, nor have you ever met me. I’m wondering how YOU would like it if I called you an al-Qaida loving terrorist…….. It would seem to fit quite nicely since all you have done over the last few months is defend everything they have done, and denigrated all that the US has done. Maybe the next attempt al-Qaida makes should be in your area of Baltimore….. Perhaps that might change your perspective, but I doubt it, unless it happened to YOU or yours directly……..
If you feel like I have defended Al Qaeda in any form or shape then by all means call the FBI and complain, here is the number: (202) 324-3000
DP is offline  
post #8 of 79 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 08:57 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
FeelTheLove's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
Posts: 28,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
OK, I did the math. This guy was in on killing three people. He got 110 years, about 37 years person. That means Bush, Cheney, Cuntalezza Rice and Wolficunt should each get about 29,600,000 years in prison each for the Rape of Iraq and the murder of 800,000 people.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
FeelTheLove is offline  
post #9 of 79 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 08:59 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
FeelTheLove's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
Posts: 28,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce R.
Ringleader was the prosecutions claim, but those that were there say otherwise. Add to that, I have never heard of, or seen a Sergeant take any advice from a PFC. The man is accused of being a look out, that’s all.
One more thing prof, I’m getting a little tired of you telling me what I will or will not do. You don’t know me, nor have you ever met me. I’m wondering how YOU would like it if I called you an al-Qaida loving terrorist…….. It would seem to fit quite nicely since all you have done over the last few months is defend everything they have done, and denigrated all that the US has done. Maybe the next attempt al-Qaida makes should be in your area of Baltimore….. Perhaps that might change your perspective, but I doubt it, unless it happened to YOU or yours directly……..
George Bush has used the US Armed Forces as a terrorist organization. I hereby accuse you of supporting terrorists.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
FeelTheLove is offline  
post #10 of 79 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 09:04 AM
DP
Moderator
 
DP's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
Posts: 64,124
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by FeelTheLove
George Bush has used the US Armed Forces as a terrorist organization. I hereby accuse you of supporting terrorists.
Absolutly!

Hey Bruce, I dare you to call the FBI and show them my posts but if you don't and you keep on defending your position by accusing me of terrorism then I must say that you are a PUSSY for not calling. Please make the call or be a cunt because you can't read.
DP is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Off-Topic

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    Rape isn't rape if it's not a muslim... Gert Off-Topic 6 03-23-2007 10:50 AM
    Tears of Rape Shabah Off-Topic 37 03-01-2007 02:06 PM
    Future of Iraq: The spoils of war How the West will make a killing on Iraqi oil richs Jakarta Expat Off-Topic 0 01-06-2007 06:00 PM
    As CIA predicted over two years ago, result of Iraq election will be civil war FeelTheLove Off-Topic 19 12-29-2005 02:19 PM
    U.S. Soldier Sentenced to 8 Years for Iraq Abuse GeeS Off-Topic 6 10-21-2004 03:14 PM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome