March 1st, 2011
03:21 AM ET

Security contractors accused of killing civilians to be retried

Jury selection begins Tuesday in the retrial of two U.S. security contractors accused of killing two Afghanistan civilians.

In September, a federal judge declared a mistrial in the case against Christopher Drotleff and Justin Cannon after the jury in the case said they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

Drotleff and Cannon worked as security contractors for a subsidiary of Xe, the military contracting firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide.


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  1. Cesar

    Israel is becoming a nation

    March 1, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |

    What a miscarriage of justice this is!!! That's what happens whenever one has a jury biased in their favor. That's exactly what happened to those Ohio National Guardsmen who shot those students at Kent State on May 4.1970,killing 4 of them.

    March 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. personny


    Hey! That's my line!

    March 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BruceBanner

    Looks like if you want people to blog you need to put up a story about Charlie Sheen and Twitter. *Crickets Chirping*

    March 1, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |