Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:42 am
Saudi sentences 4 men to death for killing French
The Associated Press
The Saudi Press Agency said the men were part of a group of terrorists that included 10 other suspects, including Saudis and one Yemeni.
The agency reported that the 10 were ordered to serve prison sentences ranging from four to 22 years on charges of belonging to an extremist group.
In a separate case earlier this week, the court also sentenced two Saudi men to death for the killing of four French nationals in 2007.
Twelve other men convicted in the case were sentenced to between three and 23 years in prison.
All four of the victims lived in Saudi Arabia. Two worked for an electrical equipment manufacturer, one was a teacher at a French school, and the forth was a teenager.
Saudi authorities said at the time the four were resting at the side of a road about 17 kilometers (10 miles) north of the holy city of Medina when gunmen fired at their car, killing two instantly. The other two victims died later in hospital.