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US contractor sentenced in Iraq shooting seeks new trial

 

August 28, 2019



WASHINGTON (AP) — A former State Department contractor sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting deaths of Iraqi civilians is asking for a new trial because of what he says is newly discovered evidence.

Lawyers for former Blackwater employee Nicholas Slatten said they received a State Department report two days before the Aug. 14 sentencing that they say cast doubt on prosecutors' argument that Slatten is prone to unprovoked violence.

The document concerns a rescue mission of a downed aircraft that took place once week before the shooting in the case.

Slatten's lawyers...



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