First Saudi Arabia insisted Jamal Khashoggi walked out of its consulate in Istanbul, then officials claimed that the writer had accidentally been killed in a fistfight—now the country admits the murder was planned. Saudi prosecutors said Thursday that the killing was pre-meditated, the admission was reported by state-run media. Saudi Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb said investigators had reviewed evidence presented by Turkish officials as part of a joint investigation and concluded the murder was planned. State media also reported that prosecutors were questioning suspects as a result of the joint investigation. Meanwhile Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman chaired the first meeting of a committee to reform the state's intelligence services Thursday. The group was set up following Khashoggi’s death.
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