Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Wayne Blackman
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Wife of jailed Marine hopes conviction will be overturned

The wife of a Royal Marine jailed for life for murdering a wounded Taliban fighter has spoken of her hope that he will have his conviction overturned.

Last year Sergeant Al Blackman, who was previously known as Marine A, became the first British serviceman to be convicted of murder since the World War II.

His wife Claire has lodged an appeal which will be heard at the high court tomorrow.

The BBC's Defence Correspondent Jonathan Beale reports.

Marine 'A' - Criminal or Casualty of War? will be broadcast on Wednesday night at 10.35pm on BBC One

  • 09 Apr 2014