NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Two former Blackwater contractors charged in the shooting deathsof two Afghans were back in Norfolk Federal Court Friday for amotions hearing.
Justin Cannon and Christopher Drotleff say they were justifiedin shooting the two Afghan men in Kabul last year.
Judge Doumar denied motions to move Cannon's trial to CorpusChristi Texas and denied a motion to dismiss the case on lack ofjurisdiction. Judge Doumar also said he will consider evidence thatthe two men were allegedly drinking the day of the shooting andtook vehicles off base without permission.
The trial by jury is scheduled for September.
Norfolk Police are investigating the cause of death for male found unconscious on the beach.
Two weeks before Christmas and 250 local workers are out of a job.
The man who spent many years at the controls of Chopper 10 is itching to fly again. Pilot John Massey desperately needed a liver transplant. He was very thankful to get one days a couple weeks before Thanksgiving.