Shayn Roby’s Take: PFC Bradley Manning was found ‘Not Guilty” on the charge of ‘Aiding the Enemy’, but received a verdict of ‘Guilty’ on fifteen of sixteen lesser counts. Sentencing will reportedly take place tomorrow according the Catherine Herridge of Fox News.
A military judge has found Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history, not guilty of aiding the enemy — a charge that would have carried a maximum sentence of life in prison.
He was found guilty of most of the remaining charges against him, with the judge accepting some of the guilty pleas he made previously to lesser charges.
If he had been found guilty on the aiding the enemy charge, Manning could have been sentenced to life in prison. He could be sentenced to up to 20 years behind bars on some of the other charges.
Manning already has spent three years in custody.
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