March 16th, 2011
11:30 AM ET

CIA contractor released after Pakistan killings

A CIA contractor who killed two Pakistani men was released from jail Wednesday after $1.4 million in compensation was paid to their families, according to a lawyer closely connected to the case .

Raymond Davis - who has now left Pakistan, according to a U.S. official not authorized to speak for attribution - had been in jail since January in a case that has strained the always tense relationship between the United States and Pakistan.

The families of two men he killed forgave him, a government official said Wednesday.

Davis' immediate destination after being released was unclear.

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