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Bradley Manning acquitted on ‘aiding the enemy’ charge in WikiLeaks case

Pfc. Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of “aiding the enemy,’ a judge announced on Tuesday.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Pfc. Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of “aiding the enemy,’ a judge announced on Tuesday.

Aiding the enemy was the most serious charge Manning faced – it carried a sentence of life in prison.

He was accused of delivering military documents to the site WikiLeaks relating to the war in Afghanistan in 2010.

The judge announced the verdict in the former Fort Drum soldier’s court martial in the military district of Washington, CNN reported.

ABC has indicated that he was found guilty of most of the other charges he was facing.

He was convicted on five charges of espionage.

Manning will be sentenced tomorrow by Col. Denise Lind.

He still faces the possibility of more than 100 years in prison.

In addition to the espionage charges, Manning was found guilty five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions.

Manning had already pleaded guilty to a number of lesser charges that would have resulted in a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

For a more complete report, visit CNN.com.

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