Espionage: The Marine Verdict: Guilty

The Marine Verdict: Guilty

The judgment was swift. After nearly four hours of deliberation, an eight-man military jury found Marine Sergeant Clayton Lonetree guilty on 13 counts of espionage and related charges. Lonetree, 25, who was accused of disclosing to the Soviets the identities of U.S. intelligence agents while serving as a guard at the U.S. embassies in Moscow and Vienna, now faces possible life imprisonment. His attorneys said they would appeal the conviction.

The defense insisted throughout the month-long trial that Lonetree had provided nothing of value to the Soviets, and disputed the validity of the two sworn confessions he had given investigators last...