October 20th, 2010
09:22 AM ET

Saudi prince jailed for life for murdering servant

A British court sentenced a Saudi prince Wednesday to the maximum penalty of life in prison for murdering his servant.

Prince Saud Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Saud was found guilty Tuesday of both murder and grievous bodily harm in the February killing of Bandar Abdulaziz.

Abdulaziz died after a severe beating left him with swelling and bruising of the brain and fractured ribs and neck. He also had bite marks on his face, ears and arm.

The prince had not denied killing Abdulaziz, but said he had not intended to do so. He did not take the stand in his own defense.

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  1. JohnnyR

    Oh those wacky Saudis. "I didn't mean to kill him, but I did mean to beat him fracture his ribs injure his brain blunt trama and bite his face ears and arms. My bad, do I get my 72 virgins yet or was I supposed to blow him up?"

    October 20, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. kentucky

    this story is strange. what reason did he have for killing his servant. he must have hated being a prince.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Roy Rogers

      That's absurd. He loved Prince. He gets to exercise absolute power over his servant and exercise his taste for violence.-"It good to be Prince!"

      October 20, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roy Rogers

      Corrected Text

      That's absurd. He loved being a Prince. He gets to exercise absolute power over his servant and exercise his taste for violence.-"It good to be Prince!"

      October 20, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jim Brieske

    If he wasn't part of the Saudi Royal family and this murder took place in Saudi Arabia (I am presuming it took place in England, not enough information provided by the slanted, because I know they are not idiots, media outlet) then the man would have been executed immediately after receiving the death penalty.
    If you are a female living in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries, you must know there is something seriously messed up with the country you live in. You have been brainwashed!! God did not put you there to be enslaved.
    The fact is, he wants you to organize, band together and stand up for your right to be equal. You must plan first.
    The most important aspect of any rebellion is world support for you. This means you must make sure your protest is seen and heard by everyone.
    Because as it is, you are willingly participating in the enslavement of your daughters.
    jim

    October 20, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. tomcat

    his parents are cousins?

    October 20, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Tomcat

      Hey!!!!! why can't you idiots ever say clever things like I do???? Am I the only person on these blogs that is both smart and witty??? GO horns!!!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

      October 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bigtexasbob

      @ tomcat....... You are one self centered jerk!!!!!! To think that what you say is anymore important than anyone esle makes me sick!

      October 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sue z

      @tomcat, your an arrogant fool!!!!

      October 20, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. WhiteKong78

    The Saudi Royal family is one of the worst criminal organizations. They rule their country under the impression that islamic law is ok for everyone else except them. The second they get away from the "Holy Land" they trade the robes for Armani suits. Everyone in the rest of the world knows they are drunks, gamblers, and drug addicts. The fact that they rule under the guise of religion would be almost comical if it weren't completely horrific. The US should leave that country. The versions of the Koran printed there call Jews and Christians enemies of Islam which is why so many people their find our presence appalling.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. WhiteKong78

    Yes Tom its not just backwoods hillbillies that marry their cousins.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Roy Rogers

    It is about time that these Middle Eastern Royals are held accountable for their crimes. They flout Islamic law,but I guess not western Law. Good, let him rot in jail.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mojomomma

    I was going to comment but you guys said it all LMAO!

    October 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Squidly

    It goes to show you that life without boundaries will make you insane! By the way, that servant needs a little more garlic!

    October 20, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. duke

    This dude is George W. Bushes god son!!

    October 20, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Per Chance do you know where i cna Find Army Nurse Deborah Christiane D'Angelo From New Jersey?,,,,

    October 20, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Geri

    WoW a Prince in jail. Right he'll be out in time for lunch. Believe me if there is a loophole or not he want do time. Oil is at risk.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. WhiteKong78

    Geri... There is more oil being produced in Russia than in the entire middle east. Enough with the Saudi grip on the world. I think they provide 7% of the world's oil.

    October 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. reva

    Old news.royalty in that region is above the law – they make the law. Has he killed his servant in Saudi noone would care – it is a daily occurance. In the uae where I resided they treat pakis and indians worse than camels. What of the afgani grain salesman killed by uae royal? Not the first nor last. Hey try to serve process on one of them and you may not come out alive! It is the evil empire of today in the very real sense of the word! I should know.

    October 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |