Marine guilty of Afghanistan murder

8 Nov

A Royal Marine has been found guilty by a military court of murdering an injured Afghan insurgent in 2011.

Two other marines were acquitted at the Military Court Centre in Wiltshire.

The three – Marines A, B and C – had denied murdering the unknown man while on patrol in Helmand province in 2011.

Marine A was convicted after the prosecution said he had shot the man at close range, in what was effectively an execution. He faces a mandatory life sentence and was taken into custody.

Marine B inadvertently filmed the incident, which happened on 15 September 2011, on his helmet-mounted camera and the footage was shown to the court during the two-week trial.

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