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Saudi Prince Convicted In U.K. Of Murdering Servant

Closed-circuit television from London's Landmark Hotel weeks before the killing appeared to show the prince beating up Bandar Abdulaziz.
A Saudi prince has been convicted by a British court of murdering one of his servants in an attack in a British hotel.

A jury in London's Old Bailey criminal court found Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud guilty of murdering Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz at the Landmark Hotel in London on February 15.

The 34-year-old prince, whose grandfather is a brother of Saudi Arabia's monarch, King Abdullah, faces a possible life prison term in prison when he is sentenced on October 20.

Prosecutor Jonathan Laidlaw said the prince had abused his aide in the past, showing jurors video footage shot in the hotel's elevator which appears to show the shaven-headed prince, dressed in white, throwing his 32-year-old servant around and beating him.

compiled from agency reports