Blackwater Workers Say Iraq Shooting Charges Don't Apply

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 3:29 PM EST) -- Four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors have asked a Washington, D.C., federal court to dismiss the latest charges accusing them of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad's Nisour Square, saying they cannot be held criminally liable because the shootings occurred overseas.

In the motion, attorneys for Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard and Nicholas Slatten say the charges they are facing can only apply to actions committed inside the U.S. under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act, which provides jurisdiction to prosecute only members of the country's armed...
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