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Manning found guilty of espionage, not guilty of aiding the enemy

Former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning was acquitted on Tuesday of providing aid to the enemy, but found guilty of five espionage counts.

The verdict means Manning could spend the rest of his life behind bars -- the maximum sentence for the charges would be 150 years.

But Army Judge Col. Denise Lind found the 25-year-old Army private not guilty of the most serious charge he faced, aiding the enemy. That charge carried a life sentence.

Lind also found Manning guilty of five charges of theft. He had already pleaded guilty to 10 other offenses.

Read more at The Hill's Defense Blog.

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