American soldiers took turns raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, and one of them put a bullet through her head after killing her parents and five-year-old sister, an army investigator testified yesterday.
The attack followed a session of whisky drinking and card playing during which five soldiers plotted the March 12 assault, criminal investigator Benjamin Bierce said.
He cited details from a sworn statement by Specialist James Barker in which the soldier told how he and his comrades practised hitting golf balls before heading to the Iraqi teen’s home 230 metres from their post at a traffic checkpoint.
The soldiers then returned to their post, where Spc. Barker grilled up some chicken wings, Mr. Bierce testified.