US charges defense contractor with Afghan killing

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November 21, 2008 01:21

 
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A defense contractor who once provided personal security for Afghanistan's president was charged with shooting a handcuffed Afghan civilian after hearing the man had inflicted serious burns on a fellow contractor, prosecutors said. Don M. Ayala, 46, was charged with second-degree murder in US District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. The US Attorney's Office said Thursday that Ayala is in Afghanistan awaiting transfer to Virginia.

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