Murder victim's uncle says that execution of Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir, a member of Saudi Arabia's ruling royal family, reflects the kingdom's "fair justice system."

Kabir was the 134th person put to death this year in the kingdom.
Kabir was the 134th person put to death this year in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed a member of the royal family for murder, in a rare case involving one of the thousands of members of the House of Saud.

Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir had pleaded guilty to shooting dead Adel al-Mahemid, a Saudi, during a brawl and was put to death in the capital Riyadh, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

The nature of execution was not specified but most people put to death in the kingdom are beheaded with a sword.

Kabir was the 134th local or foreigner put to death this year, according to an AFP tally of ministry statements.

The Arab News reported in November 2014 that a court in Riyadh had sentenced an unnamed prince to death for killing his friend.

He lost his life and another person was injured in an exchange of gunfire following a dispute at a camp on the edge of Riyadh in December 2012, the newspaper said.

Desert camps are popular gathering places for Saudis. When the killer realised that his victim was a friend and colleague, he informed the police, Arab News said.

The sentence reflected the kingdom's "fair justice system," Arab News quoted the victim's uncle Abdul Rahman al-Falaj as saying.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies