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APR 10, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Marine appeals conviction for killing Afghan Taliban fighter

A British Royal Marine jailed for life for murdering an injured Taliban insurgent while on operations in Afghanistan appealed against his conviction on Thursday. Sergeant Alexander Blackman was ordered last November to serve a minimum term of 10 years for the fatal shooting in Helmand Province in 2011, after which time he will be eligible for parole. His defence lawyer challenged his conviction by a seven-man court martial board in Bulford, Wiltshire and argued that the sentence was "manifestly excessive". "The appellant submits that the possibility that he was convicted by a ... Read More

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