Former Blackwater guard sentenced to life in prison for Baghdad shooting

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Posted: Apr 13, 2015 4:14 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison for murder in connection with the 2007 massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqis, closing a chapter of the U.S. war in Iraq that tested relations between the two countries.

Slatten had been convicted by a jury in October.

(Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Eric Walsh)