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The wife of the marine convicted of murder has told the Daily Telegraph she is sure he could go back in time and undo that "moment of madness."
Sgt Alexander Blackman's wife said: “He’s held his hands up. What he has not done in my eyes is commit murder.
"He genuinely thought, and I have absolutely no reason to disbelieve him, that that insurgent was already dead.
“He should not have discharged his weapon into him – it was the madness of the moment – and he sure as hell wished he hadn’t either but he is not a murderer.”
Claire Blackman also revealed: “I am sure Al would love to meet Dr Who, travel back in time and undo that moment. “He can’t undo it and he’s ashamed of it but I still don’t think it should have led to where we are now.”
The wife of a Royal Marine jailed for murdering a wounded Taliban fighter has said he is not a killer, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.
Sergeant Alexander Blackman, known as Marine A, was jailed for life, with a minimum of 10 years, by a court martial last week. He was caught killing the man on his colleague's helmet camera.
“He’s been convicted of murder but everything that defines Al points me and everyone who knows him in completely the opposite direction – he is not made that way", Claire Blackman told the paper.
She added: “If you ask someone what murder is in this country they might say someone stabbing a little old lady in the high street.
“Death on active service in a war zone in somewhere like Afghanistan is, sadly, an everyday occurrence. I can’t really imagine the horror or the pressure those lads were under.”
A witness, Mark Ashbridge, took this picture of the small blast in Belfast city centre.
It appears people had been pushed back before the explosion occurred.
Mark says "the glow is the result" of the blast:
No injuries have been reported.
Parents are assembled outside Arapahoe High School in Colorado waiting for news of their children, according to a reporter from local newspaper Denver Post.
The gunman at Arapahoe High School in Colorado was looking for a specific teacher when he was confronted by a student, local media has reported.
Local police have said a gunman has been found dead at Arapahoe High School in Colorado with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Two people, excluding the gunman, have been confirmed as injured after several shots were heard fired at the school in Centennial.
Denver Post reporter Ryan Parker has tweeted several images from the cordoned off Arapahoe High School in Colorado amid the ongoing alleged shooting incident at the school.
School staff and volunteers are hurriedly trying to get names of students who are outside of school http://t.co/GPYoygZvvI
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