Group hosts candlelight vigil for Manning after sentencing

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CRESCENT, Okla.- When speaking to residents in Crescent about Bradley Manning, there are few people who remember him and plenty of people who would like to distance their community from the scandal.

However, a local group will host a candlelight vigil to support the former Army private.

Manning was convicted of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history.

Wednesday, he was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Click here for more information on Manning’s trial and charges.

A group called “Oklahoma Center for Conscience” will host a vigil on Wednesday evening.

Organizers say they held a vigil once before and three people joined them to support Manning, who they consider to be a whistle-blower and not a criminal.

Former U.S. attorney Dan Webber stopped by our studios with more insight on Manning’s sentence and what he needs to do to get parole.