Blackwater Workers Face New Charges In Iraqi Shooting

Law360, New York (October 17, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice filed a superseding indictment against four former Blackwater Worldwide contractors in D.C. federal court on Thursday, alleging numerous counts of manslaughter for the infamous 2007 shooting death of 14 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad's Nisour Square.

The grand jury alleges that ex-U.S. State Department contractors Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard and Nicholas Slatten killed the civilians, and wounded over a dozen others, as they were evacuating a U.S. diplomat from a compound after a car bomb had exploded nearby.

The indictment...
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