Blackwater guards charged with 14 counts of manslaughter

By David Edwards
Monday, December 8, 2008 13:18 EDT
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Assistant Attorney General Pat Rowan announced charges for five Blackwater security guards for the killing of 14 Iraq civilians. Each of the five guards were charged with 14 counts of manslaughter, 20 counts of attempted manslaughter and one count of using a machine gun.

Each manslaughter charge carries a sentence of 10 years. Each attempted manslaughter charge carries 7 years. The charge for using a machine gun carries a minimum of 30 years.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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