Contractors for Blackwater subsidiary indicted on murder charges
Two defense contractors working for a subsidiary of the former Blackwater Worldwide have been charged in the killings of two Afghan citizens in Kabul and the wounding a third, prosecutors said Thursday.
Justin Cannon, 27, of Corpus Christi, Tex., and Christopher Drotleff, 29, of Virginia Beach were indicted on murder and other charges by a federal grand jury in Norfolk. Blackwater (now called Xe Services LLC) has come under fire for a series of incidents in which its heavily armed guards were accused of using excessive force during the Iraq war.
-- Jerry Markon
Washington Post Editors
January 7, 2010; 3:23 PM ET
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