Lawyer says Blackwater guards ‘beyond innocent’

By David Edwards
Monday, December 8, 2008 10:35 EDT
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Five Blackwater security guards have surrendered on charges related to a Baghdad shooting that killed 17 Iraqi civillians. The U.S. Justice Department will hold a new conference on Monday to formally announce the charges.

A lawyer for one Blackwater guard told CNN’s Kara Finnstrom that they are preparing for trial. He said that his client was “beyond innocent.”

The guards surrendered themselves in Salt Lake City where they hope to find a more conservative jury.

This video is from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast Dec. 8, 2008.

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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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