Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial reached its conclusion just moments ago, with a military judge handing down a sentence of 35 years in jail for his role in leaking a multitude of classified U.S. military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks.

Hailed by supporters as a heroic whistleblower, and dismissed as a national security threat by critics, Manning apologized last week for any harm that may have arisen from his actions.

Manning faced a maximum of 90 years in prison, though prosecutors sought a 60-year sentence. He has also built up more than three years in credit toward his sentence. With parole, he could be out in as soon as ten years.

Read more as the story progresses on Nation Now.

Photos: Patrick Semansky, Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press

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