On Tuesday afternoon, a military judge announced her verdict in the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of the “largest leak of classified information in U.S. history” after he turned over several hundred-thousand documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. According to her decision, Manning is not guilty of aiding the enemy; but he is guilty of 16 other charges.
Army Col. Denise Lind, the judge in the case, announced the verdict this afternoon at Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning previously pled guilty to some lesser charges in March, but the most serious charge of “aiding the enemy” — which could potentially come with a life sentence — has come into the spotlight during this trial. Military prosecutors chose not to pursue the death penalty in the case.
The sentencing phase of Manning’s trial is set to begin Wednesday.
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