Bradley Manning was found innocent of charges that he helped the enemy after revealing U.S. military secrets to the WikiLeaks website. However he did was found guilty of five counts of theft, five counts of espionage, one count of computer fraud and other military violations.
For these charges, the first class soldier, could face life in prison for more than 154 years in prison. He was already facing charges of aiding the enemy, and 20 additional charges.
It was the judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, who announced that Manning was found innocent of charges of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge he faced and could have earned him life imprisonment without parole.
The hearing to determine the sentence was held this Wednesday.
In his defense, Manning said he did not believe that the information, which he admitted deliver to WikiLeaks in early 2010, would hurt the troops in Iraq or Afghanistan or endanger national security.