According to the Saudi Gazette
the Ministry of the Interior announced Abdulrahman Zine Elabidine was beheaded and crucified after being convicted of rape and murder. The executed man had also stolen $44,000 and gold jewelery from his victim before strangling her as she slept. He then committed arson by setting the victim's house on fire.
In March, Digital Journal
reported that another murderer was also executed by beheading and crucifixion, noting that the executed are first beheaded before their head is reattached and crucifixion takes place.
Death Penalty News
reported that this is the twentieth execution this year in the Kingdom, showing a noticeable reduction thus far in last year's total tally of 79 executions.