Four U.S. soldiers charged with rape and murder --- BBC CNN
FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky (CNN) -- Four U.S. soldiers accused of raping and killing a 14-year-old girl and slaying her sister and their parents will face courts-martial on murder charges, military officials say.
According to statements given at the hearing, the soldiers were drinking whiskey, playing cards and hitting golf balls when Green brought up the idea of going to a house near the checkpoint where they were stationed, to rape the girl.
Barker described Green as very persistent, Bierce testified. The statements said the five soldiers -- Green, Cortez, Barker, Spielman and Howard -- then changed into dark clothing and covered their faces, before going to the house.
According to Barker, Howard was the lookout and was given a radio to use if anyone approached, Bierce said. The four remaining soldiers then entered the home, at which point the statements from Barker and Cortez about what happened diverge, according to testimony.
Barker told investigators that Cortez pushed the 14-year-old girl to the floor and made "thrusting motions" as Barker held down her hands; then they switched positions, Bierce said.
Sometime during the assault, Barker said he heard gunshots come from the bedroom, where the girl's parents and sister had been taken, and an agitated Green emerged and said he had killed them, Bierce said.
--- I ask you this.... --- Am I the only one that smells a rat here? - There is just something way too orchestrated about it. I can't imagine to what purpose "fabricating" this event would lend itself. But given my distrust for the current administration. I just can't believe it happened the way the events are being presented. --- What do you think? --- on to something a tad less tragic and depressing... ---
Mr. Meerkat looks concearned ---
Thank you Ynager65 for making me look like a fool in front of my co-workers by posting this hysterical clip. It is just what I needed today. :)