Monday, October 27, 2008

OFW in Taiwan gets death penalty -, Philippine News for Filipinos

OFW in Taiwan gets death penalty -, Philippine News for Filipinos: "MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) A Filipina who taught English in Taiwan was sentenced to death by the Kaoshiung District Court for the murder of her job broker in September last year, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday.

In a phone interview, DFA undersecretary for Migrant Workers' Affairs Esteban Conejos Jr. said the decision was handed down September 30 this year.

'The first hearing of the appeal would be on the first week of November,' he said.

Citing court records, Conejos said Nemencia Armia, an undocumented teacher whose visa had expired, had a heated argument over money with her female Taiwanese job broker in the apartment Armia was sharing with an American man.

'The court said she stabbed the victim to death with a knife, took her ATM card, and made several withdrawals using the ATM,' he said."

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