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A London court Wednesday reduced the conviction of a British soldier found guilty of killing an injured Taliban fighter to manslaughter from murder, in a high-profile case that has divided the country.Blackman was convicted by a court martial in 2013 and sentenced to life in prison with a 10-year minimum.The sentence was later reduced to eight years to take into account the fact that he was suffering from combat stress disorder – the same reason given by the judges on Wednesday for downgrading his conviction."This is a crucial decision and one which better reflects the circumstances my husband found himself in during that terrible tour in Afghanistan," she told reporters outside the court.She said she hoped for "a significant reduction" in Blackman's sentence.
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