Ex-Blackwater Guards Face Life, Long Sentences For Baghdad Massacre – 13 April 2015

RT logoFour men who worked for the private military contracting firm formerly known as Blackwater are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on Monday, more than seven years after they massacred Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square, Baghdad.

A sentencing hearing for the four men – Nicholas Slatten, Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty and Paul Slough – was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET in Washington, DC on Monday.

Six months earlier, a jury convicted Slatten, a former Blackwater security guard, of first-degree murder for his role in the infamous September 2007 ambush. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, while his three colleagues are all subject to minimum sentences of 30 years behind bars as a result of firearms convictions they were handed last fall.

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