UofL graduate could be linked to possible assassination of journalist in Saudi Arabia

UofL graduate could be linked to possible assassination of journalist in Saudi Arabia
The New York Times reports Meshal Saad al-Bostani is a lieutenant in the Saudi Air Force.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It’s one of the biggest mysteries making headlines around the world. And there could be a Louisville connection.

The New York Times reports a man who claims to have gone to the University of Louisville and Trinity High School was a member of an assassination squad in Saudi Arabia that allegedly murdered and dismembered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Khashoggi was a U.S. resident and highly critical of the Saudi government.

The Times reports Meshal Saad al-Bostani is a lieutenant in the Saudi Air Force. On his Facebook page al-Bostani lists himself as a graduate of UofL and Trinity.

Neither school responded to our request for comment Wednesday night.

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