Lawyers: Chelsea Manning attempted suicide in jail cell; faces hearing for refusal to testify

Lawyers: Chelsea Manning attempted suicide in jail cell; faces hearing for refusal to testify
Chelsea Manning (Image: YouTube screen grab via ABC News)

[Ed. – This is a sick soul.]

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning tried to “take her own life” in a Virginia jail on Wednesday ahead of a looming court date, her legal team said in a statement.

She has been recovering and is still expected to appear in court for a hearing Friday after refusing to testify before a grand jury in a WikiLeaks probe, the attorneys said.

Manning was re-arrested last May for failing to comply with the subpoena to testify after serving two months for the same issue. …

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She told the judge in May she’d “rather starve to death” than comply with the subpoena.

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