Bradley Manning's maximum sentence reduced to 90 years
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia (AFP) - A United States (US) military judge has reduced the maximum sentence that WikiLeaks' source Private Bradley Manning could face from 136 to 90 years in prison, the army said Tuesday.
Last week, Manning was found guilty of 20 of the 22 charges of spying and disobeying orders lodged against him, leaving the 25-year-old facing for than a century of confinement.
But at a sentencing hearing Tuesday, judge Colonel Denise Lind ruled that four groups of charges could be combined for sentencing purposes, reducing the potential maximum term.
The sentencing hearing is slated to last until Aug 23.