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US jury convicts ex-Blackwater guard of murder over deadly shooting in Nisour Square in Iraq

Author: Reuters, Published on: 20 December 2018

"Report: Ex-Blackwater Guard Convicted of Murder in Iraq Shooting Spree", 19 Dec 2018

A 35-year-old former Blackwater [now Academi] security guard was found guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday for shooting a civilian at a crowded traffic circle in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in 2007...

The U.S. Justice Department has long pursued accountability for the Nisur Square shooting. Slatten's initial 2014 murder conviction was overturned by a federal appeals court that said he should have been tried separately from the three other Blackwater guards in the incident...

The appeals court also ordered the three other Blackwater guards to be resentenced, saying their 30-year terms were too long...

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