A Plymouth-based Royal Marine, who was found guilty of murdering an injured Afghan fighter, has lost a bid to take his battle to overturn his conviction to the Supreme Court.
Three leading judges have refused to give Sergeant Alexander Blackman from Taunton permission to appeal to Britain's highest court.
After being convicted last November at a court martial in Wiltshire, Blackman was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 10 years.
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