Wife: Marine who murdered Afghan man 'is no killer'
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 Telegraph. Sgt Alexander Blackman's wife said she is sure "he would love to travel back in time and undo that moment".
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.”