The Saudi Arabian government is preparing a report that would assert Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, was killed during an interrogation that went awry, according to CNN and other media outlets.

Citing unnamed sources, CNN reported that the Saudis planned to say the operation was conducted “without clearance” from the ruling royal family – an effort to shield Saudi’s king, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Source: Report: Saudis to admit journalist was killed in detention gone wrong