The courts aren’t used to prosecuting royalty to the fullest extent of the law. Why else would a prince just “lose it” in a hotel elevator on what was supposed to be his servant…and later revealed to also be his lover.
Saudi Arabia Prince Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud, 34, beat Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz, 32, so ferociously that the medical examiner could not pinpoint the injury that caused his death. According to the UK’s Press Association, he was given a life sentence with a requirement of serving at least 20 years.
The whole thing took place in a five star hotel in Britain called The Landmark Hotel. One altercation between the two was caught on tape back in January in the elevator of the hotel. Three weeks later, he was found dead in the room that they shared. The grandfather of the prince is a brother of the current King of Saudi Arabia.
“The prince was fueled by champagne and ‘sex on the beach’ cocktails when he bit the 32-year-old hard on both cheeks during the attack in February,” the U.K.’s Telegraph newspaper reported. Read more here on this bizarre murder case that the prince thought he’d avoid with diplomatic immunity. “Not today!” said the judge. (loosely translated) Watch the disturbing video footage of the crime here.