Wife makes bid to clear Marine A's name

The wife of a former Plymouth Royal Marine jailed for murdering a Taliban fighter is submitting a bid to the Criminal Cases Review Commission to have his case referred back to the Court of Appeal. Psychiatrists claim Alexander Blackman was suffering from a 'recognised mental illness' at the time that went undiagnosed.

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MPs debate case of Marine jailed for Taliban shooting

Sgt Alexander Blackman is serving eight years in prison.

The wife of jailed Royal Marine Alexander Blackman has been in Parliament today as MPs debated his case. Plymouth-based Sgt Blackman is serving an eight-year jail term, after being convicted of murdering a wounded Taliban fighter.

Claire Blackman has said she will not give up the fight to clear his name - and described today as 'a good step forward'.

Supportive MP Richard Drax described Sgt Blackman as a "decent man pushed beyond endurance", however today the MoD agreed to release a full report which accuses him of slipping to "unacceptably low standards".

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