“Shuffle Off This Mortal Coil You ****”



Three Royal Marines, known as A, B and C, have been accused of executing a captured Taliban prisoner in Helmand Province in September 2011. They are pleading not guilty to murder.

Marines B and C are accused of being “party to the killing” and “encouraged and assisted” Marine A to commit the murder.

A conversation between them, as they allegedly carried out the killing, was recorded by a camera on one of the marine’s helmets.

Judge Jeff Blackett has released an audio recording [transcript above] and video stills of the incident.

The court martial board has retired to consider its verdict.

Revealed: Royal Marines court martial ‘gunshot’ audio (Channel 4)

Pic: Channel 4

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