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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Marine A: legal bid to clear Alexander Blackman's name after Taliban shooting

Alexander Blackman is serving 8 years in prison for murdering a Taliban insurgent.

The wife of a former Royal Marine from Somerset jailed for killing a wounded Afghan fighter is beginning a fresh legal bid to clear his name.

Alexander Blackman is serving life for murder but hundreds of supporters are expected to join his wife Claire who is from Taunton when she applies to have the case referred back to the Court of Appeal.

She says the charge should have been manslaughter because of combat stress.

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