Saudi royal faces death penalty for murder: Newspaper
DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi prince who murdered a fellow Saudi may be executed, a newspaper reported on Sunday, in a rare example of a member of the kingdom's ruling family facing the death penalty.
The English-language Arab News did not name the prince or his victim, but said a senior member of the family and government, Crown Prince Salman, had "cleared the way for the possible execution of a prince convicted of murdering a Saudi citizen".
In a message about the case to Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Prince Salman said "syariah (Islamic law) shall be applied to all without exception", the daily reported.
Prince Salman's message followed a statement from the victim's father that he was not ready to pardon the killer and he was not happy with the amount offered as blood money.