- Court’s guilty verdict upheld by Saudi Supreme Court
- Ministry statement did not include method of execution
Prince Turki bin Saud bin Al-Kabeer was convicted in the shooting death of a man during a “group quarrel,” the statement said Tuesday, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.
The dead man was identified as a Saudi national.
The guilty verdict was supported by an appeals court and later sanctioned by the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia. A royal order was then issued to execute the courts’ ruling, SPA reported.
It is extremely uncommon for a member of the Saudi royal family to be put to death in Saudi Arabia. In 1975, Prince Faisal bin Musaid was beheaded for assassinating King Faisal.