Notes from FNC Catherine Herridge and Jake GIbson about Manning in court

Per Herridge/Gibson


Manning entered the courtroom, appearing relaxed at 12:48ET.

As the time for the verdict approached (1:00pm) witnesses say he appeared more tense.

As the verdict was read Manning stood, faced the judge, arms at his side, showing no visible emotion, appearing stoic.


Manning interacted with his lawyers before the verdict but not as the verdict was read.


There were 30 spectators inside the courtroom, as many as two dozen were there to support Manning, many wearing t-shirts to proclaim as much.

They were silent as the verdict was read.