Black People : Saudi prince kills 'servant'

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    A servant allegedly beaten and strangled by a Saudi prince died without even putting up a fight, a court has heard.

    Bandar Abdulaziz, 32, was so worn down by the "sadistic" abuse he had suffered that he "let the defendant kill him", jurors were told.

    Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud is accused of murdering Mr Abdulaziz in February at the central London hotel room they shared.

    Jonathan Laidlaw QC, prosecuting, said they had a "master-servant" relationship in which the prince abused his aide for his "own personal gratification".

    Mr Laidlaw said the victim's injuries showed the assault leading to his murder "was a really terrible, a really brutal attack".

    He added: "So worn down by the violence, so subservient and submissive had Bandar become that he was incapable of any effective resistance.

    "He was killed without apparently ever having fought back because the defendant was completely unharmed, without any mark at all, when he was examined at the police station. Bandar appears to have let the defendant kill him."

    Saud, 34, denies murder and a second charge of grievous bodily harm with intent in relation to an earlier alleged attack in a hotel lift.

    In his closing speech to an Old Bailey jury, Mr Laidlaw said: "The case serves as an example of how misleading some outward appearances can be. Witnesses have described how polite and well-mannered the defendant was. They spoke of his charm, his generosity with money."

    But Mr Laidlaw said: "Beneath the surface this was a deeply abusive relationship which the defendant exploited, as the assaults in the lift so graphically demonstrate, for sadistic reasons, for his own personal gratification.