August 22nd, 2013
08:33 PM ET

Bradley Manning wants to serve sentence as a woman: "I am Chelsea Manning"

"I am Chelsea Manning."

That was the bombshell announcement from Bradley Manning Thursday, one day after the Army private was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the biggest leak of classified information in American history.

Manning says he wants to live as a woman and begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.

Will it lead to a pardon? And will the Army let him get a sex change?

Chris Lawrence has the story.

Filed under: Bradley Manning • Wikileaks