TOPSHOT - A demonstrator holds a poster picturing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a lightened candle during a gathering outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, on October 25, 2018. - Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor, was killed on October 2, 2018 after a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain paperwork before marrying his Turkish fiancee. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP) (Photo credit should read YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images)

TDN World Desk: Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor confirmed on Monday that 5 persons were convicted of life sentence in connection with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi, who hailed from Saudi Arabia and lived in self-exile in US was slayed in Istanbul Consulate in October last year. Top Saudi officials were allegedly involved in the murder case.

However, two top officials who were implicated in the murder case were exempted of wrongdoing citing lack of sufficient to hold them responsible.

“The court issued death sentences on five men who directly took part in the killing,” the prosecutor, Shalaan al-Shalaan, said in a statement as quoted by Al Jazeera.