KUWAIT. HIGH COURT AFFIRMS FILIPINA'S DEATH SENTENCE
April 1, 2008: Kuwait's Supreme Court upheld a death sentence against an overseas Filipino worker for the killing of her seven year old ward, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
May Vecina, 28, was convicted of killing her employer's youngest son Salem Sulaiman Al-Otaib on January 6, 2007, as well as attempting to kill his 13 year old brother Abdulla by slitting his throat and stabbing his 17 year old sister Hajer.
Vecina was convicted of murder and two counts of frustrated murder and was sentenced to hang. The court ruling is final and only needs to be signed by Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah to be implemented.
Cabinet Secretary Ricardo Saludo said the Philippine government would continue to work to save the maid's life. (Sources: Inquirer.net, 01/04/2008)