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.

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Marine to be sentenced for murdering Afghan insurgent

Sergeant Alexander Blackman lost his anonymity after a court ruling yesterday Credit: Topfoto

A Royal Marine convicted of murdering an injured insurgent in Afghanistan is to be sentenced this morning.

Sgt Alexander Blackman, whose names was made public yesterday by judges, faces a life term.

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