Saudi prince faces death penalty, murdered aide

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London, Oct 16: A Saudi prince accused of murdering his aide in Britain could face the death penalty in his homeland over the allegations of homosexuality, a London court said on Saturday, Oct 16.

The 34-year-old who is the grandson of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, is accused of killing Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz in a top London hotel on Feb 15 2010 after abusing him for weeks.

Sources said the prince is alleged to have murdered the servant in a ferocious attack with a "sexual element."

However, his lawyer John Kelsey-Fry has denied suggestions that the two men were in a gay relationship. While Prosecutor Bobbie Cheema told England's Old Bailey central criminal court: "Homosexuality is illegal in Saudi Arabia and carries the death penalty which is still applied in some cases."

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