A former US soldier convicted of raping and killing a teenage Iraqi girl and using a shotgun to kill her family has died in prison in Arizona, likely of suicide.
Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman John Stahley says the death of 28-year-old Steven Dale Green of Midland, Texas, on Saturday morning is being investigated as a suicide.
Green was a private in the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line when he was deployed to Iraq.
Green and three other soldiers went to the home in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, in March 2006.
Green killed three members of the al-Janabi family before becoming the third soldier to rape 14-year-old Abeer Qassim al-Janabi.
Green then shot her.
He was convicted in 2009.
The other soldiers are serving sentences in military prison.
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