13 Apr '15, 8pm

Former Blackwater private security guards finally sentenced for massacre of Iraqi civilians

This combination made from file photo shows Blackwater guards, from left: Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Nicholas Slatten and Paul Slough. A years-long legal fight over a deadly mass shooting of civilians in an Iraq war zone reaches its reckoning point, when the former Blackwater security guards are sentenced for the rampage. AP Related 4 Blackwater guards to be sentenced in shootings of unarmed Iraqi civilians Federal prosecutors called on a federal judge to impose lengthy prison terms at sentencing Monday for four Blackwater Worldwide guards convicted in the 2007 shooting that killed 14 unarmed Iraqis and injured others in Baghdad. Ex-Blackwater guards seek sentencing delay, cite new info Lawyers for four former Blackwater guards asked a judge Friday to postpone their sentencing, citing in an emergency motion newly discovered evidence that they said is favorable to the defe...

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