Brittney Griner's drug possession and smuggling trial began in Russia.
Griner has been stuck in Russia since February, but today, Griner decided to plead guilty to possession and smuggling charges. The plea could lead to a 10-year jail sentence, as Griner stated that she had no intention of breaking any laws, but It remains to be seen whether or not this explanation will move the court.
"I would like to plead guilty on the charges against me, but I had no intention on breaking any Russian law," Griner explained. "I was in a rush packing and the cartridges accidentally ended up in my bags."
Some believe this will help the U. S. conduct a prisoner swap in the future.