A former Blackwater security guard was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday for his role in the 2007 shooting of several unarmed Iraqi civilians, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said.
Nicholas Slatten, 35, was charged in 2014 with first-degree murder in the killing of Ahmed Haithem Ahmed Al Rubia’y, one of the 14 Iraqi civilians who were killed in Nisour Square in Baghdad.
Three other Blackwater contractors were found guilty in 2014 on charges of voluntary manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and other counts.
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Update #1: BREAKING NEWS: Former Blackwater security contractor is sentenced to life in prison for murdering aspiring Iraqi doctor, 19, during 2007 massacre of unarmed civilians in Baghdad (Daily Mail).
Update #2: Ex-Blackwater contractor sentenced to life in Iraq shootings (AP).
WNU Editor: This crime happened 12 years ago. Sighhh …. the U.S. justice system is slow.