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Former Blackwater guards convicted in 2007 Iraq shooting

By Daniel Terrill

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Former Blackwater guards Paul Slough, Nicholas Slatten, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard. (Photo: AP)

Four former security contractors with Blackwater Worldwide (now were convicted Wednesday on charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq that left 17 civilians dead, the New York Times reports.

One defendant, Nicholas A. Slatten, was found guilty of murder and the three others — Dustin L. Heard, Evan S. Liberty and Paul A. Slough — of manslaughter and weapons charges.

Since prosecutors missed a deadline and let the statute of limitations expire for all other charges, the three men avoided murder charges.

The four men killed …read more

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