SAUDI ARABIA: PRINCE EXECUTED FOR MURDER
October 17, 2016: Saudi Arabia executed a member of the royal family for murder.
Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was put to death in the capital Riyadh for shooting dead Adel Al-Mahemid, a Saudi, during a brawl, the interior ministry said.
It was reported in November 2014 that a court in Riyadh had sentenced an unnamed prince to death for killing his friend. The victim died and another person was injured in an exchange of gunfire following a dispute at a camp on the edge of Riyadh in December 2012.
When the killer realised that his victim was a friend and colleague, he informed the police.
The sentence reflected the kingdomâ€™s "fair justice system", the victimâ€™s uncle Abdul Rahman Al-Falaj said.
Kabir was the 134th local person or foreigner put to death in 2016, according to an AFP tally of ministry statements. (Sources: Agence France-Presse, 18/10/2016)