Four-Year-Old Egyptian Boy Was Sentenced to Life in Jail for Committing Four ‘Murders’ When He Was Just ONE

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An Egyptian court has sentenced a four-year-old boy to life in prison for committing four ‘murders’ when he was only one and a half years old.

Ahmed Mansour Karni was convicted in absentia of four counts of murder, eight of attempted murder, vandalising property, disturbance of peace and threatening police officers.

The boy was part of a list of 115 defendants who were all given life sentences at a military court in Cairo for crimes committed on 3 January 2014 in the province of Fayoum, 70km south of Cairo.

Ahmed’s name was added to the list by mistake but the court refused to accept documents proving his age, according to the boy’s lawyers.