Saudis now agree with Turkish claims that Khashoggi's murder was "premeditated"

Saudi Arabian authorities changed their account Thursday of how journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, for the first time calling his death a “premeditated” murder.

Public prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb said in a statement that the conclusion was reached by Saudi investigators after reviewing evidence given to them by Turkey.

The Saudi government initially said Khashoggi was killed in a “brawl” and a fistfight that escalated inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish officials have said they have evidence Khashoggi’s murder was a brutal, premeditated operation.