Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Genuinely shocked

I never thought this would happen. Neither, apparently, did they. But it did.

All four ex-Blackwater security guards have been found guilty - one of first-degree murder, the rest of of multiple counts of voluntary manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and gun charges - in the 2007 killings of over 30 Iraqis.

All of them. Going to prison today.

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At 7:02 AM, November 04, 2014 Anonymous Adrian Morgan had this to say...

Puzzled to learn that there is such a thing as attempted manslaughter...

 
At 7:41 AM, November 04, 2014 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Apparently "murder" becomes "voluntary manslaughter" under certain circumstances (heat of passion) so "attempted murder" can be "attempted manslaughter". See https://www.justia.com/criminal/docs/calcrim/500/603.html

 

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