||07-30-2013 07:04 PM
Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy, faces 130+ yrs in jail on other charges
A US military judge has found Army private Bradley Manning "not guilty" of aiding the enemy. However, he was found guilty of 19 remaining charges, meaning that he still faces the possibility of up to 132 years behind bars. Sentencing begins tomorrow.
Sitting in the military courtroom at Fort Meade, Md., Colonel Denise Lind delivered her verdict shortly after 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday. Manning had chosen to put all his faith in the judge, rather than a panel of his peers – a risky gamble that initially seemed to pay off for the 25-year-old Army intelligence analyst - the charge could have carried a life sentence without parole.
However, Manning still faces the possibility of up to 132 years behind bars, having been found guilty of at least five charges of espionage, five counts of theft, and four counts of embezzlement of government property. In total, Judge Lind found him guilty of 19 of the 21 offenses he could have been charged with. Manning was found not guilty of espionage for the release of the infamous "Collateral Murder" video.
||07-31-2013 03:21 AM
He's 25 years old. I wonder if he thinks releasing all those documents was worth it now.
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