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Pakistani judge throws out attempted murder charges against baby

REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Sitting on his grandfather's lap and drinking milk, Musa Khan appeared nonplussed when a Pakistani judge threw out the attempted murder charges against him on Saturday.

That's probably because Musa is nine months old.

"Police told the court that the nomination of Musa in the case … was a human error," defense attorney Irfan Sadiq told Reuters.

Musa's grandfather and three other family members still face charges in the attempted murder of a policeman with whom the family clashed over bill collections last month.