Philippines welcomes death sentence for Kuwaiti woman who killed maid

Filipino workers were briefly banned from going to Kuwait following Villavende’s death. The Kuwaiti woman was accused of months of abuse and torture ahead of the domestic worker’s killing.

The Philippines has welcomed a Kuwaiti court’s sentencing to death of a woman over the murder of her Filipina maid. Jeanelyn Villavende, 26, was found dead in December 2019 after months of alleged torture by her Kuwaiti employer.

Autopsy results show the domestic worker had suffered sexual abuse and died of “acute failure of heart and respiration” as a result of multiple injuries. On Wednesday, a Kuwaiti criminal court sentenced Villavende’s employer to death by hanging.

English | January 2, 2021

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