[JURIST] Colonel Denise Lind on Tuesday granted in part a defense motion [press release] to merge Pfc. Manning's convictions for sentencing purposes, reducing the possible maximum sentence from 136 to 90 years. Manning was convicted [JURIST report] of 20 counts of espionage, theft, and fraud last week for releasing military documents to Wikileaks. Linde combined [RT report] 16 of the 20 counts based on the relationship of the acts [text, PDF]. Lind grouped the conviction of theft of Iraq War...

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