Courts

Saudi Prince Guilty in Servant Slaying

A Saudi prince, who beat his servant at a five-star London hotel, has been convicted of murder and faces a possible life sentence in Britain. Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud, a grandson of Kind Fahd of Saudi Arabia, bit both cheeks of his servant Bandar Abdulaziz, following some Valentine's Day carousing. Prosecutors portrayed the relationship between master and servant as "deeply abusive," saying that prince attacked his aide "for his own gratification." The servant was so worn down, lawyers say, that he couldn't put up a fight. The prince ordered room service while he tried to clean up the body.