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ACQUITTED: Okla. soldier Manning acquitted of aiding enemy in WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, M.D. – A military judge has acquitted Oklahoma soldier Bradley Manning of aiding the enemy in the WikiLeaks case.

He has been convicted of five espionage counts, five theft charges and violating military code including failing to obey orders or regulations.

Manning admitted to releasing nearly 700,000 private classified national security documents to WikiLeaks.

The Crescent native said he released the documents but didn’t expect the information to fall into enemy hands.

Sentencing in this case is to begin Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

Manning has already pleaded guilty to reduced versions of 10 of the 22 charges.

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Dan Webber came by our studios and has more on the legal aspects of the case.