SAUDI ARABIA: MAN BEHEADED FOR MURDER
April 27, 2010: Saudi authorities executed a man by beheading after he was sentenced to death for murder, the interior ministry announced.
Saudi national Umair al-Shihri was put to death in the southern city of Bisha for shooting to death another Saudi, Muzakkir al Shahrani, with a machine gun, according to the announcement carried by the state news agency SPA.
No details were given about the date or location of the crime, but the ministry said the execution had been put on hold until the victim's children came of age. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 27/04/2010)