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3 UK guards to face charges in 2010 deportee death

March 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Prosecutors say three British security guards will face manslaughter charges in the 2010 death of an Angolan who collapsed while being deported.

Jimmy Mubenga died of cardio-respiratory collapse while being restrained on a British Airways plane as the flight taxied at London’s Heathrow Airport. The plane stopped and he was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Prosecutors had decided in 2012 that the guards would not face charges but the case was re-examined after an inquest found Mubenga was the victim of unlawful killing.

The three men charged — Colin Kaler, Terrence Hughes and Stuart Tribelnig — worked for G4S Care and Justice Services UK Limited.

G4S, a major contractor for the British government with several high-profile missteps in recent years, is not charged in the case.

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