Breaking: Bradley Manning found guilty of espionage

Breaking: Bradley Manning found guilty of espionage

Former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning was found guilty Tuesday of five espionage accounts.

The decision means Manning could spend the rest of his life behind bars. The maximum sentence for the charges would be 150 years.

Army Judge Col. Denise Lind found the 25-year old former Army Private guilty of the five charges. She also found Manning guilty of five charges of theft.

But he was found not guilty of the most serious charge of providing aid to the enemy, which carries a life sentence.

Prior to Tuesday’s ruling, Lind denied a request by Manning’s defense team to have the aiding the enemy charge dropped.

At the time, Lind said Manning’s lawyers had not presented enough evidence to merit dismissing the charge.

Manning had already pleaded guilty to 10 offenses, but denied 12 counts related to and including the aiding the enemy allegations.

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