DFA confirms Jakatia Pawa's execution in Kuwait
Overseas Filipino worker Jakatia Pawa has been executed in Kuwait.
This has been confirmed by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Spokesperson Charles Jose.
Jose said, the DFA made appeals even on the last minutes before the execution on Wednesday but to no avail.
The announcement on Pawa's fate was made by the DFA at 3:30 pm Wednesday.
Jose said the family of Pawa's employer was not interested in accepting blood money in exchange for pardoning Jakatia.
Death by hanging was carried out on the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW).
Jakatia was first sentenced to death by the Court of the First Instance in Kuwait for allegedly killing her employer’s 22-year-old daughter while she was asleep on May 14, 2007.
Her employer's daughter died of 28 stab wounds.
Kuwait’s Court of Cassation (Supreme Court) upheld the lower court’s ruling on April 13, 2008.
The two verdicts were handed down, despite the defense of Jakatia that her fingerprint was absent from the crime scene and the blood stains found did not match her blood samples.
The 32-year-old OFW had been working as a household helper for her employer for five years prior to the incident.
Jakatia's family claims, it was the employer’s mother who killed her own daughter after discovering the daughter's relationship with a boyfriend.
President Rodrigo Duterte had previously sent a letter of appeal to Kuwait seeking forgiveness for Jakatia.
This is the first time a Filipino was executed in Kuwait.