|Updated: 4/25/2012 10:43 am
||Published: 4/25/2012 10:42 am
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A military judge is refusing to dismiss all charges against an Army private 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.
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.
Manning is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
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