Cairo: In a bizarre court verdict, a four-year-old boy has been sentenced life imprisonment in western Cairo for committing four murders which reportedly took place before his second birthday.
Other charges that have been levelled on the kid are of attempt to murder, vandalising of property and threatening police officers.
As per a Pradesh18 report, Ahmed Mansour Karni, the boy was not in court on Tuesday when he was being convicted for offences that happened in 2014.
Convicted along with 115 defendants, Ahmed was listed as 'wanted' for murder, damaging state property and disturbing peace and order.
However, it was later found that sentence was pronounced due to some error.
Ahmed's birth certificate was presented after state security forces added his name to the list of accused, but then the case was transferred to the military court and the child was sentenced in absentia in an ensuing court hearing, which proves that the judge did not read the case, the boy's defence attorney, Faisal al-Sayd was quoted in Pradesh18 report.