Egypt Sentences Toddler to Life in Prison in Apparent Case of Mistaken Identity

Ahmed Mansour Qorany, 3, pictured here with his father, was sentenced to life in prison. (PHOTO CREDIT: CNN)
Ahmed Mansour Qorany, 3, pictured here with his father, was sentenced to life in prison. (PHOTO CREDIT: CNN)

An apparent case of mistaken identity has landed a 3-year-old child in prison for life.

Ahmed Mansour Qorany Sharara was found guilty last week of killing three people and sabotaging public and private property in Egypt when he was only 16 months old, CNN reported.

The child was originally supposed to be arrested in 2014, but when police realized that he was a toddler, they arrested the boy’s father, Mansour Qorany Sharara, instead.

He was in custody for four months before a judge released him.

Shortly after the arrests, the military announced that it wanted a 16-year-old who has the same name as the child, CNN reported.

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SOURCE: AJC