View Full Version : Saudis will pay Legal Fees of Muslim Accused of Killing Binghamton Professor

12-11-2009, 01:10 PM
Officials at the Saudi Arabia consulate weren't aware that accused killer Abdulsalam S. Al-Zahrani was in the United States. They were also surprised to learn he is 46 years old.Still, the government of Saudi Arabia will pay Al-Zahrani's legal fees.

"If They don't Know Him Why are they paying his bills ?"

"The embassy has no record of him here," said embassy spokesman Nail Al-Jubair.The Saudis became aware of Al-Zahrani after reading media accounts of his alleged crime.

Al-Zahrani is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death a week ago of Binghamton University anthropology professor emeritus Richard Antoun. Al-Zahrani, a cultural anthropology graduate student at BU, knew Antoun through his doctoral work within the department.

http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/20091210/NEWS01/912100408/Saudi+consulate+will+pay+legal+fees+of+man+accused +of+killing+Binghamton+University+professor

12-11-2009, 02:03 PM
"If They don't Know Him Why are they paying his bills ?"

It's Saudi policy that citizens facing incarceration are supplied with an attorney, Al-Jubair said.

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