Marine Loses Appeal Over Afghanistan Murder

A Royal Marine serving 10 years for murdering an injured fighter in Afghanistan has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Sergeant Blackman was convicted of murder in November 2013 and sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 10 years.

He was also “dismissed with disgrace” from the Royal Marines after serving with distinction for 15 years.

At a recent hearing hislegal team claimed his conviction was “unsafe” and his sentence “manifestly excessive”.

Although Blackman, 39, lost his conviction appeal, his sentence was cut to eight years.

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22 May 2014 | 10:16 am – Source: orange.co.uk
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