September 27th, 2010
08:32 PM ET

Mistrial for contractors accused of killing civilians

A federal judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of two U.S. security contractors accused of killing two Afghanistan civilians.

The jury in the case against Christopher Drotleff and Justin Cannon told Judge Robert Doumar that they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

A retrial has been scheduled for March 1, 2011.


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  1. Numbaoneballa

    Wow, what huge surprise! The prosecutors will quietly drop the charges. Just like the cops that murder people here in the US.

    September 27, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ed


    September 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. PINK.

    This was not self defense. this was out of anger.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. duke

    Watch it NUMBAONEBALLA,or those tea drinking real americans will send their gastapo after you!
    MURDERER!!tell me how will you feel if you wake up one morning and saw a,big m16 nozzle at jaw,feel like you want disappear,but you can't because of police me no trust,Babylon will kill you for a straw.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    "Defense" contractors like Blackwater, who recently changed their name, are being found out. Their murerous rampage is nearing it's demise. What they do is just too sickening for even a murderous nation to tolerate.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
    • termlimits

      "What they do is just too sickening for even a murderous nation to tolerate." Wow, still livin them 60's phil?

      September 28, 2010 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. phil

    Termlimits, yes back in the 60's murder on the battlefield was considered a crime. Hey! It still is! So what's changed? The US just prior to invading Iraq renounced it's world court membership. Now our war criminals come home to face thhe county judge. JAG willingly has the charges dropped in exchange for the thug re-enlisting. Which is how the thug found himself iin Iraq with an M-16 instead of that uzzi he had back in Compton.

    September 28, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. Michelle

    And of course, they couldn't have been defending themselves, right? You sit in your home, SAFE on your computer. It's too easy for you to sit on your butt and pass judgment. If a car had already hit YOU while you were in a hostile area, ASSUMING THAT YOU WERE BRAVE ENOUGH TO BE THERE TO BEGIN WITH, and then turned around and came back for more, I suppose you'd just stand there and let them come right? Hypocrites.

    November 5, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |