Former Blackwater security guards Slough, Heard, Slatten and Liberty are immediately jailed after a judge finds that the 2007 shooting of 17 Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour square was a criminal act. They are convicted of murder, manslaughter, and weapons charges. U.S. Attorney in Washington Ronald C. Machen Jr.:
This verdict is a resounding affirmation of the commitment of the American people to the rule of law, even in times of war
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