Marine jailed for life for executing Taliban insurgent

Sergeant Alexander Blackman has been named as Marine A referred to throughout the trial.

Sergeant Alexander Blackman, 39, an experienced Royal Marine filmed executing an injured Taliban insurgent in cold blood, was jailed for life for murder by a court martial in Bulford, Wiltshire, today and told he will spend at least 10 years in prison.

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Marine 'devastated' at life sentence for Afghan murder

A Royal Marine said he is "devastated" at being handed a life sentence for murdering an injured Afghan insurgent. Sergeant Alexander Blackman said he was "very sorry" for his actions.