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By The Associated Press

Published: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 9:57 p.m.

LONDON — A royal marine murdered an injured insurgent in Afghanistan by shooting him in the chest at close range, a British court martial board found Friday. According to prosecutors, he told fellow soldiers to hush it up and acknowledged, “I just broke the Geneva Convention.”

The board ruled that the commando, who can only be identified as Marine A, was guilty of killing the unnamed man in Helmand province in September 2011.

Footage of the incident was inadvertently recorded by a camera mounted on the helmet of Marine B.

After the shooting, he turned to his comrades and said: “Obviously, this doesn't go anywhere, fellas. I just broke the Geneva Convention.”

 

 
 


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