SAUDI MAN BEHEADED FOR MURDER
March 3, 2009: authorities beheaded a Saudi Arabian man convicted of murdering his mother and an Indonesian maid.
An Interior Ministry statement says Mohammad bin Salem was executed in the city of Najran after being convicted for shooting to death his mother and the maid under the influence of hashish. The statement says he thought the women were casting spells on him. (Sources: International Herald Tribune, 03/03/2009)