Saudi Arabia executes royal family member for murder

October 19, 2016 9:12 AM

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Saudi Arabia executes royal family member for murder

Dubai: A Saudi prince has been executed after he was convicted of murder, a rare punishment for a member of the royal family in the conservative kingdom.

Prince Turki bin Saud bin Turki bin Saud Al Kabir was found guilty of shooting another Saudi national after a brawl. The sentence was upheld by two higher courts and carried out Tuesday after a royal order, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

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