Mar 30 2011
…you won’t feel a thing when the Saudis cut off your head.
UK DAILY MAIL -A British teacher could be beheaded in Saudi Arabia if found guilty of murdering a friend with whom he came to blows during a heavy drinking session. Formal charges could soon be laid against Andrew Cannon, 41, for the death of 57-year-old Robert Colman. Cannon, a divorcee, converted to Islam to marry a Turkish woman.
Cannon, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, admits there was a fight, but insists he did not cause his friend’s death. The pair fell out during the illegal drinking session with both said to have ‘had a tendency to become violent with alcohol’.
Cannon claims Colman, from Newcastle, struck first, using his fists and an ashtray. He says he fought back, hitting his friend on the head with a chair.
When Cannon was unable to wake Colman the next morning he panicked and fled to Bahrain where he was arrested attempting to board a flight to Britain. The death penalty is mandatory for murder in Saudi Arabia but no Westerner has ever been executed. (YET!)