(NBCNC) - Today a military judge is set to announce her verdict in the case of Private Bradley Manning
Accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents... Some of which landed in the hands of Osama Bin Laden.
Manning has already been in jail for three years, and he pleaded guilty to 10 charges. But prosecutors want him convicted of espionage.
In court, prosecutors painted two very different pictures of private first class Bradley Manning.
Defense attorneys called the 25-year-old intelligence analyst a "humanist" concerned about abuses in Iraq.
Here's what he told the judge. "We became obsessed with capturing and killing human targets on lists and on being suspicious and avoiding cooperation with our host nation partners," said Pfc. Bradley Manning, U.S. Army.
But prosecutors say he's a traitor - whether or not he intended to aid the enemy. Some of the 700,000 documents manning gave to Wikileaks were found when Navy Seals Raided Osama Bin Laden's compound.
"It could have hurt soldiers it could have got people killed, I don't know that it did, but it's certainly something that we would want to guard against as a military," said Maj. Gen. John Altenburg/ U.S. Army, Retired
"There has been no evidence whatsoeverof any harm caused by these leaks[.] The government is saying the sky is falling, the sky is falling, but the fact is the sky is not falling," said Clark Stoeckley/ Manning Supporter
Manning supporters say the judge's ruling today could have a chilling effect on whistleblowers and journalists. "If they put something on the Internet, the government could turn around and say, if the government doesn't like it that, that putting, the act of putting it on the Internet is an act of aiding al Qaeda," said David Sirota, Salon.com.
Manning faces anywhere from 20 years to life in a military prison.