"Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life in prison after a court convicted him on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising that forced him from power. Mubarak is the first Arab leader to be tried by his own people in the country. The sentence was handed down Saturday in a Cairo court.

the ailing Mubarak had been wheeled into the courtroom on a hospital gurney. The former president, wearing a light brown jumpsuit, tried to shield his face from cameras. Egyptian state television showed images of the 84-year-old Mubarak in a cage in the courtroom.

CBS also reports that riot police had cordoned off the building to keep the crowd, which included family members of those slain in the uprising, from getting to close to the proceedings."

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak sentenced to life in prison

I am surprised he made it through trial.