Four former Blackwater security guards have received sentences ranging from 30 years to life for the killing of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth on the sentences: “It is clear these fine young men just panicked.The overall, wild, thing that went on here can just not be condoned by a court … A court has to recognize the severity of the crimes committed, including the number of victims.”