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Former Blackwater Guards Sentenced to Prison in 2007 Killings

A U.S. federal judge sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison Monday for the 2007 shooting deaths of 14 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad. Three other former guards - Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty and Paul Slough - were given 30-year prison terms. Judge Royce Lamberth ignored defense attorneys' pleas for leniency, saying the crimes are serious and the punishment not excessive. The four were convicted in October of opening fire on Iraqi civilians in...

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