Verdict in British contractor case delayed
February 20th, 2011
11:46 AM ET

Verdict in British contractor case delayed

An Iraqi judge on Sunday adjourned proceedings for a week in the case of a British contractor accused of killing two colleagues in Baghdad.

Daniel Fitzsimons, 30, has pleaded not guilty to two charges of murder in the 2009 shooting deaths of Paul McGuigan, a British national, and Darren Hoare, an Australian. He is also accused of the attempted murder of a guard.

Fitzsimons has admitted to the three-judge panel that he shot the two men, but argued that it was in self-defense. He also complained that the court would not let him talk about his post-traumatic stress disorder.

The court had already issued one delay in the case in order to ask a health committee for a report on PTSD. However, when the court reconvened on Sunday, the court still had not received an answer from the committee, so a second delay was issued.

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  1. Theblack republicans

    Do not say they are real.. They will say you are racist and they are libertarians.. They are able to cover for majority america baggers and .mil bigotry as no others ever could. They hitch their wagons to the ultimate "redneck" desperations. They seek a miltary run nation of militia favors. They have no belief in democracy other than guns and whiskey for all worldwide. The modelfor them is a kind of christian israel..seperate and claimed as equal. They are unreported as a critical and extremist force in -america.

    February 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Theblack republicans

    how strange.. The ultimate pork recipients want a fake egypt facebook revolt.. To consolidate those gains and masks they perfected under bush cheny. With insiders in media..police departments at about every level of authority... A kind of french style anarchy has always been the goal of those who feel they truly deserve to inherit the ayn rand earth they proclaimed. Weapons..force and intimidation like a juan williams posse of masks for "freedom". Too bad the russian model shows us their utopia is deeply flawed.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Uh Huh

    Hey, dude, what does your posts have to do with the thread topic? That's right. Nothing. Uh huh.

    February 20, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rupert

    Uh huh, nothing whatsoever to do, how true. Stay on topic please...Like this: Daniel needs to be freed. He killed criminals. Come on, kangaroo court.

    February 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Uh Huh

    Imagine, an Iraqi court not wanting to admit evidence. What a shocker. Uh huh.

    February 20, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |