Talk about a scandal! Saudi Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud was convicted Tuesday of murder of his servant named Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz at a British Hotel in a London courtroom on Old Bailey Street. Saudi Prince Al Saud launched a frenzied attack against the servant according to the prosecutor, Jonathan Laidlaw. The prince and the servant allegedly were having a gay relationship at the time. The two men were caught on video when returning to the Landmark Hotel in London after celebrating Valentine’s Day together. What happened next was a brutal., violent and sadistic attack by Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud on his servant and lover, Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz.
During the murder trial the prince’s defense lawyer denies the Saudi prince was not in a gay relationship with the victim. The Saudi prince facing the murder trial in the UK tried to avoid prosecution claiming diplomatic immunity. However, this may work out better should Saudi prince if returns to Saudi Arabia he faces death sentence for homosexuality.
The London jury convicted the Saudi Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud after just 95 minutes of deliberation. The video evidence showed the attack taking place inside an elevator at the Landmark Hotel in London. Throughout the evening, the beatings continued until Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz was dead.
Saudi Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud then called Saudi Arabia for help realizing what he had done and the need to dispose of the servant’s body. A chauffeur, Abadi Abadella, was dispatched twelve hours later to pick up the prince. But Abadella found the servant’s body and called the police in London.
Saudi Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud told police that Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz was robbed in the British hotel and beaten during a frenzied attack by unknown thugs. But a review of the video tape from the Landmark Hotel in London led police to arrest the prince and charge him with murder. Attempts to use diplomatic immunity were dismissed by officials. During the trial on Old Bailey Street, the prosecutor Jonathan Laidlaw was challenged by attempts to dismiss the allegations of a gay relationship also fell short as photos on the prince Al Saud’s cell phone showed the victim in compromising positions. Convicted, Saudi Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud now faces a life sentence in the UK, but if he were to return to Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Prince would face a death sentence for homosexuality.