Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry said yesterday it had executed a Filipina worker in the eastern province of Hafr Al-Batin for murdering a Saudi citizen and attempting to murder his daughter.
According to Saudi's Ajel newspaper, the ministry issued a statement saying: "Rosilia Bakona Ajemhul, a citizen of the Philippines, stabbed to death Hamid Bin Turki Bin Hayef Al-Fadhli – a Saudi citizen – by stabbing him with a knife in the face while he was sleeping which led to his death." The statement added that Ajemhul also attempted to "murder one of [Al-Fadhli's] daughters by stabbing her with a knife and hitting her with a hammer on her face and head, which led to her injury."
The statement added that later, the suspect attempted to kill herself but was unsuccessful.
The statement said the Saudi security authorities arrested Ajemhul and, following an investigation, she was charged with the crime.
According to the statement, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence issued against her and a royal order was issued to enforce it.