Pakistani Baby Cleared of Murder Charges

Judge decides 9-month-old should go free
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2014 5:57 AM CDT
This photo taken on April 3 shows the infant having his fingerprints taken in Lahore.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The world's youngest fugitive is a wanted infant no more. A judge in Pakistan has dropped attempted murder charges against 9-month-old Muhammad Mosa Khan, reports the Telegraph. Images of the baby getting fingerprinted and holding his bottle in court drew international ridicule to the Pakistani justice system. Muhammad got rounded up with other family members after a scuffle with police and gas-company employees, notes CNN, and the adults still face charges.

"After this, if any harm befalls my grandson, or any family member of ours, it will be from the police and from the land-mafia group," says the child's grandfather, who's worried about a backlash.

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