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Prince Of Saudi Arabia Convicted To Death For Shooting A Compatriot

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Prince Of Saudi Arabia Convicted To Death For Shooting A Compatriot
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Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir of Saudi Arabia is reported to have been executed to death by the Ministry Of Interior of the country. He was a ruling family member of the empire. It is one of the rare cases in Saudi Arabia that a ruling family member was sentenced to death without any official announcement of the same. The Ministry only announced the death after the whole procedure took place.

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Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir

Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir

The official media reported that the Prince was accused of killing a friend named Adel al-Mohaimeed in 2012 after they had a severe brawl.

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The Prince was executed in the capital Riyadh.

The Prince was executed in the capital Riyadh.
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After the court found him guilty, he was executed to death in the capital, Riyadh. It is a very rare example of a ruling family member being subjected to a death penalty in Saudi Arabia.

The Ministry Of Interior confirmed the news.

The Ministry Of Interior confirmed the news.
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In a statement carried by the state news agency, SPA, the Ministry Of Interior confirmed that the Prince was executed to death. However, they did not reveal how the process was done.

But..

But..
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...most of the people executed in Saudi Arabia are beheaded with a sword.

The Prince had pleaded guilty to shoot his friend.

The Prince had pleaded guilty to shoot his friend.
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But, the court did not consider his statement.

The Prince is the 134th person to be put to death this year.

The Prince is the 134th person to be put to death this year.
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According to a report by the AFP news agency, he ranks 134th on the list.

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Members of the Saudi Arabia's ruling family..

Members of the Saudi Arabia's ruling family..
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...are rarely known to have been executed.

There was one more prominent case like this.

There was one more prominent case like this.
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Faisal bin Musaid al Saud murdered his uncle, King Faisal in 1975 and was convicted to death penalty.

The victim's family refused the offers of 'blood money'.

The victim's family refused the offers of 'blood money'.
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With this, the victim's family would receive financial compensation in return for not demanding a death sentence. But, the family refused and so the Ministry Of Interior, Saudi Arabia took this decision.

The Ministry statement.

The Ministry statement.
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Announcing the execution, the Ministry said, 'The Government is keen to keep order, stabilize security and bring about justice through implementing the rules prescribed by Allah.'

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