Judge Refuses To Dismiss Charges Against Manning
A military judge is refusing to dismiss all charges against the former Fort Drum soldier accused in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history.
Army Col. Denise Lind denied the defense motion Wednesday during a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade in the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning.
Manning is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
The ruling means the hearing will continue. It's scheduled to run through Thursday.
The defense has filed a separate motion seeking dismissal of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy. That offense carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
Lind tentatively scheduled the trial to run from Sept. 21 through Oct. 12.
- both reports from The Associated Press
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