Saudi Arabia executes prince for murdering man during brawl

Saudi Arabia executes prince for murdering man during brawl

A member of the Saudi royal family has been put to death after he fatally shot a fellow countryman during a fight in 2013, officials said. Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was executed Tuesday in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh, though authorities refused to provide specifics on how the death sentence was carried out. Typically, anyone handed a death sentence is beheaded with a sword. Officials admitted that it was uncommon for someone in the Saudi royal family to be executed, but it needed to be done to “preserve security and achieve justice.” Prince al-Kabir had pleaded guilty to murdering Adel al-Mohaimeed during a violent confrontation that also involved several other men. “After the investigations, they charged him of committing the crime and his indictment was sent to the General Court. He was charged with what was attributed to him and sentenced to death as retribution,” the Saudi ministry of interior said in a statement on state news agency SPA. Al-Arabiya service reported that the Mohaimeed family declined offers of payment in exchange for not asking for the death penalty.

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