Danny Fitzsimons Trial in Iraq Postponed
Posted by defensebaseactcomp on February 18, 2010
The trial of a British security contractor accused of fatally shooting two colleagues has been postponed for a third time.
Danny Fitzsimons appeared briefly in an Iraqi court Thursday, only to be told to return on April 7.
It’s the third time the court hearings have been pushed back since Fitzsimons first appeared before a judge last November.
His lawyer, Tariq Harb, told The Associated Press that the latest delay was requested by the victims’ attorneys. It was not immediately clear why.
Fitzsimons is accused of shooting two colleagues, a Briton and an Australian, during a fight in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone last summer.
All three men were working for the British security firm ArmorGroup Iraq.
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