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Former Army intelligence analyst Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted on Tuesday of providing aid to the enemy but found guilty of five espionage accounts.

The decision means Manning could spend the rest of his life behind bars; the maximum sentence for the charges would be 136 years, Army officials with the Military District of Washington told The Hill.

But Army Judge Col. Denise Lind found the 25-year-old Army private not guilty of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge he faced. That charged carried a life sentence.

Lind also found Manning guilty of five charges of theft during Tuesday’s military hearing at Ft. Meade, Md. He had already pleaded guilty to 10 other offenses.