Grieving Mom Still Wants Answers from Blackwater

CEO offers to meet after reading her story
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2007 2:37 PM CST
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(Newser) – Donna Zovko's son Jerry was working for Blackwater in 2004 when he was killed and his mutilated body dragged through Fallujah, and Zovko tells CNN she would trade her meeting with the Pope "for the truth of my Jerry's death." After seeing the story Blackwater's CEO offered to meet with Zovko, to which she responded, "I would like that."

Zovko and the families of the three other men killed that day have sued Blackwater, saying the company didn't provide adequate gear and weapons. She also says the company has not been forthcoming with details about her son's death. The House Oversight Committee agrees, stating that Blackwater "delayed and impeded" a congressional investigation into the deaths, which prompted a US offensive.