Jullebee Ranara killer convicted in Kuwait
Posted: 2023-Sep-15 10.20.46 UTC+0800
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MANILA – A Kuwaiti court on Thursday convicted the teen killer of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Jullebee Ranara for murder and driving without a license.
In a statement late Thursday night, the Department of Foreign Affairs said the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait reported that Ranara's killer has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for murder and one year for driving without license.
"The lesser penalties were due to the accused's being a minor. He has 30 days to appeal the judgment to the Court of First Instance," the DFA said.
"The family of the OFW has been informed and is grateful for the assistance provided them by the government."
Ranara is a 35-year-old household worker whose burnt body was found in a desert in Kuwait in January.
Her killer was the 17-year-old son of her employer who was arrested within 24 hours of the discovery of her burnt body and has confessed to the crime.
"The Philippine government acknowledges the efforts undertaken by the Kuwaiti authorities to effect a speedy resolution of the case, in the pursuit of justice for our slain kababayan (compatriot)," the DFA said.