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Manning's max possible sentence cut to 90 years

By David Dishneau

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:59 a.m. HST, Aug 06, 2013

FORT MEADE, Md. » A military judge has reduced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's maximum possible sentence in the WikiLeaks case to 90 years in prison.

Manning had faced up to 136 years in prison after he was convicted of charges related to his disclosure of classified information to the anti-secrecy website. But the judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, found during his sentencing hearing today that a number of the charges refer to the same actions and therefore were duplicative for sentencing purposes.

Manning was convicted at his court-martial of 20 counts. His defense attorneys had argued that some of the counts amounted to multiple convictions for a single act.

Testimony during Manning's sentencing hearing was to continue at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.

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lokela wrote:
Same money - death by firing squad.
on August 6,2013 | 06:08AM
RichardCory wrote:
Cast the first stone.
on August 6,2013 | 06:14AM
pcman wrote:
This military judge makes a mockery of honorable military service by giving this traitor a lighter sentence than is required for punishment of putting US security in jeopardy by enemies who hate the American way of life. Going easy on Manning also emboldens other potential traitors to do the same thing. Manning should be sent to Leavenworth for hard labor.
on August 6,2013 | 06:49AM
RichardCory wrote:
The judge made a mockery by following the law? If two counts refer to the exact same act, then the second count should never had been charged and only one punishment can flow from the act. Do you not understand how basic and rudimentary principles of logic work? Oh, right, sorry, I forgot--I'm in the SA comments. Reason and common sense come in short supply here.
on August 6,2013 | 07:23AM
cojef wrote:
If your sarcasm means to demean locals, consider from whence you came and return there and be happy rather than the alternative. Sad, we are all different and hence have different slant on how we perceive an issue, be it ill conceived. This forum is open to subscribers to air their views. I can agree with your conclusions on the sentence issue as it was fully explained in the article. But I may disagree on other elements of the case, I'm sure. Aloha.
on August 6,2013 | 07:42AM
RichardCory wrote:
My derision is not targeted at "locals". I will call out ignorance wherever I see it. It just so happens that this is one forum where I see it quite frequently. Feel free to join in.
on August 6,2013 | 08:33AM
cojef wrote:
Beg your pardon,when have you been appointed as the arbiter of ignorance? This a free forum and even those who you deem ignorant are free to exercise their right. The SA is the only arbiter that has the right to accept a post or not.
on August 6,2013 | 10:15AM
star08 wrote:
You made the point for him.
on August 6,2013 | 01:53PM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Just wait, the actual sentence has yet to be set. The 90 years is just the max.
on August 6,2013 | 11:35AM
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