The Ministry of Interior said Prince Turki bin Saud bin Turki bin Saud Al-Kabeer was executed on Tuesday in Riyadh for killing Adel bin Suleiman bin Abdulkareem Al-Muhaimeed, a fellow Saudi citizen, as reported by Arab News.
The victim's family declined to exercise their right of clemency and after last minute appeals at the square the execution was carried out https://t.co/ZUWSq0cP6Q
— فيصل بن فرحان (@FaisalbinFarhan) October 18, 2016
According to a ministry statement, the prince shot to death Al-Muhaimeed during a mass brawl in 2012.
A Saudi Prince executed for murder today proving that the justice system is being applied on all https://t.co/FoPvYWV30G
— Ali Shihabi (@aliShihabi) October 18, 2016
The ministry said security officers arrested the offender and after a series of investigations charged him with murder.
The case was referred to the General Court, which convicted him of the charges brought against him and sentenced him to death. The ruling was supported by the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, and a royal decree was issued to carry out the ruling.
The sentence reflected the kingdom's "fair justice system". https://t.co/P7ihBiEXKm
— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) October 19, 2016
The Ministry of Interior said the penalty confirms the keenness of the government to ensure security, justice and safety for all.