Egypt’s first freely elected president also faces the death penalty in the two other trials, including on charges of spying for foreign powers and escaping prison. Separate verdicts in those two cases are scheduled to May 16.
Tuesday’s verdict involves a case in which Morsi and 14 other defendants are charged with the killing of three protesters and torturing several during the clashes near the presidential palace on December 5, 2012.
According to experts, the death penalty for Morsi cannot be ruled out since judges have already passed harsh verdicts against leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood movement.
Morsi was toppled on July 3, 2013, after mass protests against the year-long rule. The coup was spearheaded by the then army leader and now president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
The new authorities launched a massive crackdown on Morsi supporters in which more than 1,400 people were killed and thousands jailed.