'DNA on murder weapon didn't match Pawa's'
Up to the end, domestic helper Jakatia Pawa insisted that she did not kill her Kuwaiti employer's 22-year-old daughter after a DNA test showed that a bloodstain on the murder weapon did not match her blood type.
Speaking to radio DZMM, Col. Gary Pawa said his sister never wavered in her statements that she did not kill her ward in 2007 and did not even witness the murder.
He said the OFW was only framed by her employer who allegedly stabbed her own daughter after catching her having intercourse with her boyfriend.
"Hindi talaga siya ang pumatay. Kasi sa DNA test, hindi nag match from the deadly weapon, yung blood stain coming from another woman. E sino ba yung other woman sa bahay? E 'di yung nanay niya," he told radio DZMM.
OFW rights advocate Susan Ople also noted Jakatia had already been working for her employer for 5 years before the killing. "Wala naman silang alitan. Wala naman pong reklamo ang pamilya laban sa kanya."
In 2010, Kuwait’s Court of Cassation (the highest court in the Middle East emirate) upheld the death verdict handed down by the Court of First Instance last April 13, 2008 on Jakatia for the killing.
Jakatia was executed at 10:19 a.m. (3:19 p.m. - Manila time) in Kuwait on Wednesday.
Col. Pawa said their family only learned about Jakatia's impending execution when she called them Wednesday morning.
The colonel said he cried when he heard his sister's last wish. He said Jakatia told him, "Magpapaalam ako. Kuya, huwag mong pabayaan dalawang anak ko, bukas bibitayin na ako. Yun lang mahihingi ko sa iyo."
Jakatia left 2 children, ages 16 and 18, whom she last saw in October.