Saudi Arabian prince executed for murder
SAUDI Arabia executed a member of the royal family for murder, in a rare case involving one of the thousands of members of the House of Saud.
Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was put to death for shooting dead Adel alMahemid, a Saudi, during a brawl, the interior ministry said.
Kabir was the 134th person put to death in Saudi Arabia this year.
The Arab News reported in November 2014 that a court in Riyadh sentenced the prince to death for killing his friend.
Another person was also injured in an exchange of gunfire following a dispute at a camp on the edge of Riyadh in December 2012, the newspaper said. Desert camps are popular gathering places for Saudis.
The sentence reflected the kingdom’s “fair justice system”, Arab News quoted the victim’s uncle Abdul Rahman al-Falaj as saying. –