Okla. soldier Bradley Manning’s possible sentence reduced in WikiLeaks case
FORT MEADE, M.D. – A judge has reduced Okla. soldier Bradley Manning’s possible maximum sentence in the WikiLeaks case to 90 years in prison Tuesday.
Manning was facing up to 136 years behind bars during the Court Marshal.
During his sentencing hearing Tuesday the judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, found some of his charges refer to the same actions and were therefore duplicated.
A military judge acquitted him of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy.
He was 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.
Manning previously pleaded guilty to reduced versions of 10 of the 20 charges.