Saudi Arabia Executes Pinoy for Killing Employer in 2007 –DFA

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was convicted of murder was executed in Saudi Arabia on Monday morning, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

“It is with sadness that we confirm the execution of OFW Joven Esteva at 9 am today (Saudi time) in Riyadh,” said DFA spokesperson Charles Jose in a text message.

Esteva was convicted for killing his Saudi employer and injuring his employer’s son in 2007.

“We have provided Mr. Esteva all necessary and appropriate legal and consular assistance, including providing a lawyer, since his arrest in 2007,” Jose said.

“Regrettably, despite efforts of PHL Government, family of victim refused to grant forgiveness,” he added.

(Source: Michaela del Callar/KBK, GMA News)

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