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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, before a hearing in his court martial. A prosecutor recommended in closing arguments Monday that Manning should spend 60 years in prison for giving classified material to WikiLeaks. A U.S. military judge was set to deliberate the sentence of Manning on Tuesday for the largest leak of classified information in the country's history. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, before a hearing in his court martial. A prosecutor recommended in closing arguments Monday that Manning should spend 60 years in prison for giving classified material to WikiLeaks. A U.S. military judge was set to deliberate the sentence of Manning on Tuesday for the largest leak of classified information in the country's history. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, center, is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, before a hearing in his court martial. A prosecutor recommended in closing arguments Monday that Manning should spend 60 years in prison for giving classified material to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, center, is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, before a hearing in his court martial. A prosecutor recommended in closing arguments Monday that Manning should spend 60 years in prison for giving classified material to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Judge to announce Manning's sentence Wednesday

Last Modified: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:28 PM

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge says she'll announce on Wednesday the sentence for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who gave reams of classified information to WikiLeaks.

Army Col. Denise Lind said Tuesday she was still deliberating but would announce the sentence at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Manning faces up to 90 years in prison, but prosecutors have asked the judge to sentence him to 60 years.

Manning's defense didn't recommend a specific amount of time, but suggested he should spend no more than 25 years in prison.

Manning was convicted last month of 20 counts, including six violations of the Espionage Act.

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