A GAY Saudi prince who beat and strangled his servant to death after years of sadistically abusing him faces life in jail after being found guilty of murder.
He strangled Abdulaziz with such force that he fractured bones in the servant's neck and bit him on both cheeks in a way that clearly had a 'sexual connotation', the court heard.Although earlier before the voilence, Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud with his servant Bandar Abdulaziz were pictured sharing a cocktail.
Jurors heard that by the early hours of 15 February, Mr Abdulaziz was left so worn down and injured - having suffered facial injuries in previous assaults - that he simply let Saud kill him without a fight.
His lies were exposed by the post mortem, which showed the injuries were fresh, and by CCTV footage in the lift, which showed it was the prince who inflicted those earlier injuries.But later the 34-year-old prince admitted he had assaulted his manservant, Bandar Abdulaziz, but denied murder.Possible traces of the prince's semen were found on the victim's underpants and Mr Abdulaziz's blood was found on Saud's pants.Two male escorts, Pablo Silva and Louis Szikora, also gave evidence they had performed sex acts on the prince.
The pair arrived in London in December last year for the final leg of an extended world holiday. They had visited Prague, Milan, Marrakesh and the Maldives, apparently using the Spartacus International Gay Guide as a travel planner.The prince paid for his 32-year-old manservant to fly around the world and stay in the best hotels.
Now he faces a long spell in a British jail before being deported back to Saudi Arabia.