The Associated Press is reporting that US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy, but has been convicted on five counts of espionage and five counts of theft.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:04:25 GMT — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving classified secrets to WikiLeaks.The military judge hearing the case, Army Col. Denise Lind, announced the verdict Tuesday. The charge was the most serious of 21 counts. It carried a possible life sentence without parole.Manning was convicted of six espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions.Manning's sentencing hearing is set to begin Wednesday.The 25-year-old Crescent, Okla., native acknowledged giving the anti-secrecy website hundreds of thousands of battlefield reports, diplomatic cables and videos in early 2010.Manning said he didn't believe the information would harm troops in Afghanistan and Iraq or threaten national security.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!
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