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Saudi media: Khashoggi’s murder likely ‘premeditated,’ not accidental

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Jamal Khashoggi
Jamal
Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist, is
missing.

Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s official press agency has quoted a prosecutor as
saying that evidence from the Turkish investigation into the
murder of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi’s death indicates the
killing was premeditated.

This contradicts previous Saudi media claims that Khashoggi’s
death came by accident during a fistfight that broke out in the
country’s consulate in Turkey. 

Khashoggi entered the consulate on October 2 to file paperwork to
marry his fiancé, who was waiting outside.

Khashoggi was killed inside. Later, unnamed Saudi officials
told the Associated Press that
they planned to kidnap Khashoggi and question him in a safe
house.

The Saudis brought along a body double to make it look like
Khashoggi left on his own, they told the AP.

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