UAE court acquits death row Filipina

Dhaka,  Sat,  23 September 2017
Published : 20 Jun 2017, 20:25:38 | Updated : 20 Jun 2017, 20:30:23

UAE court acquits death row Filipina

UAE court acquits death row Filipina
DUBAI: The family of the Filipina domestic worker, who was sentenced to death in Al Ain, will have an even more special Eid Al Fitr celebrations after their daughter was spared death penalty on Monday, according to Gulf News.

Jennifer Dalquez, 30, a domestic worker, was awarded death penalty by the Al Ain Court of First Instance in May 2015 after she was found guilty of killing her employer in December 2014. She claimed it was in self-defence because her employer tried to rape her at knifepoint.

Philippines Ambassador Constancio Vingno Jr said the final hearing in Dalquez’s case was held at the Al Ain Court of Appeals on Monday.

“Ms Dalquez was acquitted of the murder charge. She will not be paying diya or blood money. However, she was sentenced to five years for theft, less the number of years she had spent in jail, for stealing the mobile phone of the person who was killed,” Vingo told Gulf News.

Vingno said Dalquez was arrested about a week after the incident on December 7, 2014. This means she has been serving time for two-and-a-half years since.

(compiled by Rafiqul Islam)

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