Saudi citizen decapitates brother in horrifying murder

The offender, who has not been named by authorities yet, reportedly used a cleaver to kill his brother in Jeddah. (Shutterstock)

A Saudi citizen in his thirties has decapitated his 17-year-old brother in Jeddah using a cleaver in what residents are calling one of the most horrifying murders in recent years.

Spokesperson of the Makkah police department Col. Dr. Aati al-Qurshi confirmed that police in Jeddah are currently investigating the murder that took place in the early hours of Saturday.

Qurshi also confirmed that the offender, who has not been named by authorities yet, has a drug-related criminal history and is said to be mentally unstable.

The offender is currently in custody police custody pending further investigations into the case.

*This article also appears on AlArabiya.net.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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