Ex-Blackwater Contractor Sentenced to Life in Iraq Shootings

The 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq left 14 people dead.

  • Published 14 August 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Blackwater security contractor was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq that left 14 people dead. Federal judge Royce Lamberth issued the sentence after a succession of friends and relatives requested leniency for Nicholas Slatten, who was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury in December. Prosecutors charged that Slatten, of Sparta, Tennessee, was the first to fire shots… Read at AP News