August 23, 2014
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - It's judgment day for Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private who spilled U.S. government secrets to WikiLeaks.
A military judge is expected to announce her verdicts Tuesday afternoon in the soldier's court-martial.
He faces a possible life sentence if convicted of aiding the enemy for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website.
The 25-year-old soldier also faces 20 other counts, including espionage, computer fraud and theft. He has acknowledged sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents and some battlefield video to WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq.
In closing arguments last week, the defense portrayed Manning as a naive whistleblower who wanted to expose war crimes. Prosecutors called him an anarchist hacker and a traitor.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.