Domestic Helper faces death penalty

A Filipino domestic helper in Kuwait murdered her boss after being subjected what sounds like verbal abuse over a period of time. I hate to report news like this, because I don't want people to worry about their domestic helpers, but at the same time I don't want to be guilty of only passing along good news.  Good domestic helpers are a big blessing to a family, but if you have the misfortune of hiring someone who is unstable then watch out... Read the story below.

As reported by Global Nation

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino domestic helper facing the death penalty in Kuwait for killing her female employer could get her sentence reduced after the Philippine Embassy convinced the victim's mother and two siblings to forgive her.

Vice President Noli de Castro, presidential adviser on overseas Filipino workers, relayed the news from Ambassador to Kuwait Ricardo Endaya.

De Castro said the embassy was now working to convince the victim's estranged husband as well as another sibling to forgive Marilou Ranario, a move which could reduce the death sentence meted by a Kuwaiti court.

Ranario, from Bicol, admitted to killing her employer in January 2005 after the latter had repeatedly maligned Filipinos.

According to De Castro, the embassy has hired another lawyer to argue Ranario's case in the Kuwaiti Supreme Court which is scheduled to hear the appeal this week.

The Department of Foreign Affairs denied reports that Ranario had only 16 weeks to live, saying the verdict was still on appeal.