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Bradley Manning Sentencing Hearing: Army Prosecutors Gets Another Chance To Present Case

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after receiving a verdi
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after receiving a verdict in his court martial. Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy ? the most serious charge he faced ? but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Army prosecutors are getting one more chance to present evidence that Pfc. Bradley Manning deserves a long prison sentence for disclosing a trove of classified information through WikiLeaks.

The government may call witnesses at Manning's sentencing hearing Friday to rebut testimony the defense presented this week. The defense evidence included testimony from two mental health workers that Manning's inner turmoil over his gender identity and his sense of isolation contributed to his decision to leak U.S. secrets.

Prosecutors could call their own expert witness to give another opinion about Manning's mental state. Prosecutors also may present evidence to rebut Manning's statement Wednesday that he regrets the harm his actions caused to people and the United States.

Manning faces up to 90 years in prison for his offenses.

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