It was a “good news, bad news” sort of verdict for Bradley Manning, the
former U.S. Army private convicted of multiple charges stemming from his
release of 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks. While the
Crescent native was acquitted of the most serious charge of “aiding the
enemy,” a military judge still found him guilty of 20 charges that
potentially could mean more than 130 years in prison. Still, an “aiding
the enemy” conviction could have meant life in prison, so he’s got that
going for him.