US Slams Blackwater Guard's Appeal In Iraqi Killings Case

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors shot back on Friday against an emergency appeal filed by a Blackwater contractor accused of killing 14 Iraqi citizens, calling the move a “desperate ploy” that could disrupt a carefully planned trial that will require extensive coordination with dozens of witnesses traveling from Iraq.

Nicholas A. Slatten, one of four defendants on trial for killing 14 Iraqi civilians during the infamous 2007 massacre in Baghdad's Nisour Square, has filed a petition for a writ of mandamus from the D.C. Circuit, seeking to overturn a...
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