‘Marine A’ who was jailed for shooting dead an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has been freed from prison. Royal Marine Alexander Blackman was convicted of murder but his sentence was quashed by the Court Martial Appeal Court. The commando, who spent more than three years in jail for killing the insurgent in 2011, was freed from Erlestoke Prison on Friday.
It really is a travesty that a Royal Marine was sent to Afghanistan to kill the Taliban and ended up with a life sentence…for killing the Taliban.
Welcome home Marine.