OFW saved from death row to come home soon

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DAVAO CITY (November 2) — Jennifer Dalquez, the Overseas  Filipina Worker who was saved from death row is coming home soon after a UAE court acquitted her.

The Department of Foreign Affairs in a statement said  Dalquez, will be released from prison today in the United Arab Emirates and might be able to fly home this week,

Dalquez, a  household worker from General Santos City, was earlier charged with murder for allegedly killing her employer.  Dalguez however, said she accidentally killed her employer in self-defense, because her employer attempted to rape her at knifepoint on December 7, 2014.

For this, she was imprisoned in December 2014 and sentenced to death in May 2015.

On June 19, 2017,  the   Court of Appeals in Al Ain acquitted Dalquez.

Ambassador to Abu Dhabi Hjayceelyn Quintana,  said the UAE authorities are coordinating with the Philippine Embassy for Dalquez’s flight home on Thursday evening.-ezc/NewsLine.ph

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