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And it Catherine -- they have since some news there live -- -- -- let's go back to her at Fort Meade in Maryland -- and it was an explanation.
Sentencing I can't we just I had some information this come out of the courtroom by that information center.
And what we've told is set on that first count that most serious count Bradley Manning was found not guilty.
Of aiding the enemy on the second charge which had sixteen specifications he was found guilty of fifteen of those best to -- specifications.
And not the sixteenth and I'm afraid to say I've come to you so quickly I don't have the third.
But the major headline is set according to your producer in the courtroom.
On that aiding the enemy he was found not guilty and just to recap.
That was considered a very high threshold again three key elements.
Intelligence that this is information that was helpful to the enemy I think one could make the argument that it was helpful it was found in Osama bin Laden's compound.
-- and that it was in direct it was done with the knowledge that it would go to a third party in -- accessible to the enemy.
And then the third which may be ultimately the highest hurdle to cross.
Crossed that it was knowingly in effect the accused had knowledge that his actions directing this immaterial to a third part party would lead it.
To the hands of the enemy and this was done.
When we have more information we'll bring it back to Shannon are -- and ask -- I know that more is gonna trickle up you can you tell us when the sentencing would take place on the guilty charge -- Well one of the interesting things in the military courts is that -- -- -- me I know cause they don't skip a beat in the traditional military case you would go right to the sentencing.
Later this afternoon in this particular case I it's been sentenced to begin tomorrow.
And what's key here is like -- federal criminal case which you are well familiar went.
There will be evidence presented by the prosecution as aggravating factors.
And then also by the defense.
As a mitigating factors and then the judge who will reveal what the sentence is now to give you some context in the briefing we had this morning at that information center.
They steady if he was convicted.
On the second and third hot or bucket of charges that was a maximum of a 154.
Years alone now he is.
Fifteen of the sixteen counts in the second.
So we're looking at significant jail time I would argue beyond life in prison at this point if that's what's leveled by the judge.
All right Catherine thank you very very much for bringing us the latest there that the headline of course not guilty of aiding and even a serious charge that would -- been life in prison could have then.
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