11 April 2018 :
Riyadh’s Criminal Court issued a preliminary death sentence against a Saudi citizen after he was convicted of killing a number of civilians and security men, including his own cousin.
The incident took place when the Saudi man took his cousin on the first day of Eid al-Adha of 2015 to the province of al-Shamli in Hail. He tied him up at gunpoint and then shot him. The convict pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The convict, along with his brother, decided to kill their cousin, after they advised him to quit his job in the Saudi Armed Forces. However, the victim did not take them seriously.
On the day of the incident, they all went to a desert area to hunt birds, and after they arrived, the convict stopped the car and they stepped out from it. He and his brother tied their cousin with ropes and the defendant asked his brother to shoot a video of the assassination.
He then announced his allegiance to ISIS leader Baghdadi and killed his cousin. Then, they escaped the crime scene and left their cousin there.
The perpetrator also carried out a terrorist attack on a police station as well as a traffic section in Hail, killing a number of security men as well as civilians.