On Tuesday, Col. Denise Lind, the military judge in Bradley Manning's court-martial, found the former Army intelligence officer guilty of 20 of 22 charges brought by the government against him.
The 25-year-old Oklahoma native was accused of leaking classified information while stationed in Iraq to Julian Assange, who published it at Wikileaks.org and provided news organizations with access. Manning was found not guilty of "aiding the enemy," the most serious charge which carried a possible life sentence, but was found guilty of 6 Espionage Act charges and other offenses that could add up to 136 years of prison time.
Today, at 930am Eastern time, Judge Lind reconvened court at Fort Meade to begin the sentencing phase of the trial.
First, the government's military prosecutors will call their witnesses. Two will testify today: one in an open session, the other in a closed session. After the government, the defense will put on its sentencing case and call its witnesses. Each side has over twenty witnesses scheduled. Kevin Gosztola is live-blogging the sentencing phase here.
Catch up on Boing Boing's reporting from Fort Meade, Maryland:
• Xeni's notes from the days leading up to the verdict
• Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding enemy, but convicted on lesser charges, faces up to 136 years
• EFF on Bradley Manning verdict, and Hacker Madness
• Bradley Manning verdict: transcript, via Freedom of the Press Foundation
Bradley Manning faces maximum punishment of 136 years in prison minus 1,274 days (1/2)— Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) July 31, 2013
Manning has been in pretrial confinement for 1,162 days. Also given 112 days sentencing credit for unlawful pretrial punishment (2/2)— Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) July 31, 2013
The Defense filed three motions yesterday to merge certain specifications for findings and for sentencing.— David E. Coombs (@armycmdefense) July 31, 2013
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.