A four year old has been convicted of three counts of murder, which occurred when he was only 16 months old. Ahmed Mansour Qorany, 3, along with 115 others were found guilty and all were sentenced to life in prison. The charges stem from a protest that took a violent turn during which the 116 defendants were found guilty of “killing three people and sabotaging public and private property”.
In 2014, when police came to arrest Ahmed, they realized he was a child and took his father — Mansour Qorany Sharara — instead and imprisoned him for four months. A judge later released him, and he spent almost 18 months on the run from authorities.
Lawyers showed the court Ahmed’s birth certificate in the hopes of exonerating him as there is a 16-year-old suspect with the same name as the toddler, but to no avail.
UPDATE 2/23/2016 3:43 PM…. Gen. Abu Bakr Abdel-Karim, an aide to the interior minister has come forward saying that it was a case of mistaken identity and the child will not serve time.