“A Saudi prince who strangled and beat his servant to death at the culmination of a campaign of ‘sadistic’ abuse was jailed for life today and told that ‘no one in this country is above the law‘.
Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud, a grandson of the billionaire king of Saudi Arabia, was ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years for murdering Bandar Abdulaziz in a ‘brutal’ assault at their five-star hotel earlier this year.
…Sentencing him today, Mr Justice Bean said: “It is very unusual for a prince to be in the dock on a murder charge. No one in this country is above the law.
“It would be wrong for me to sentence you either more severely or more leniently because of your membership of the Saudi royal family.”
The judge said that while he could not be sure whether Saud had intended to kill Abdulaziz, “I think the most likely explanation is that you could not care less whether you killed him or not“.”