British soldier's sentence for killing injured Taliban cut

British soldier's sentence for killing injured Taliban cutA British court on Tuesday cut a soldier’s sentence for killing an injured Taliban fighter to seven years after his murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Veterans hugged, cheered and waved flags bearing former Royal Marine Alexander Blackman’s image outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London after the ruling, which means he could be released within weeks. Blackman was sentenced in 2013 for shooting the fighter at close range in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province on September 15, 2011, after the man was seriously injured by fire from an Apache helicopter.



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