Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor says Jamal Khashoggi’s death was planned ahead of time.
The prosecutor said in a statement to local media Thursday the suspects in the killing “committed their act with a premeditated intention.” That information reportedly came from Turkish investigators.
Saudi Arabia initially denied any involvement when the journalist went missing earlier this month. But later, authorities said he was involved in a fight at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that eventually led to his death.
The news comes just two days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country has information that the Saudi government “planned” and “executed” Khashoggi. He didn’t say exactly what that information was.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.