Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A military judge says she'll announce on Wednesday the sentence for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who gave reams of classified information to WikiLeaks.
Army Col. Denise Lind said Tuesday she was still deliberating but would announce the sentence at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Manning faces up to 90 years in prison, but prosecutors have asked the judge to sentence him to 60 years.
Manning's defense didn't recommend a specific amount of time, but suggested he should spend no more than 25 years in prison.
Manning was convicted last month of 20 counts, including six violations of the Espionage Act.
A judge is deliberating Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's sentence for disclosing reams of classified information through WikiLeaks.
Col. Denise Lind began her deliberations Tuesday in the court-martial near Baltimore. She says she'll announce the sentence as early as Wednesday morning.
Manning faces up to 90 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan battlefield reports and State Department diplomatic cables in 2010 while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. He also leaked video of an U.S. helicopter attack in Baghdad in which at least nine people were killed.
Prosecutors have asked for at least a 60-year prison term; the defense has suggested no more than 25 years.
Manning was convicted of 20 offenses, including six Espionage Act violations, five theft counts and computer fraud.