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14 April 2024

Killer to be crucified after execution

By Staff

A Saudi court has ordered the crucifixion of a local man after being executed for murdering an old man, Sharq newspaper reported Saturday.

The convict, in his 30s, stalked the old Saudi as he walked into a mosque in the northwestern town of Hail after depositing money in a local bank, it said.

After leaving the mosque, the stalker attacked the old man and seized his cash card, money and some bank documents before murdering him, it said.

“The murder has moved the local community as the old man was liked and respected by every one and was known for his piety and benevolence,” it said.

“The Hail court sentenced him to death and ordered his crucifixion after the execution is carried out.”

The paper said it was the second crucifixion sentence to be issued by the Hail criminal court. Nearly three years ago, the court delivered a similar verdict against a Saudi convict for kidnapping and raping children.

One of his victims, a three-year-old boy, died after he was raped, the paper said without elaborating on the crucifixion process.