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Saudi King grants Joselito Zapanta a three-month reprieve and other inmates on death row

Saudi King grants Joselito Zapanta a three-month reprieve and other inmates on death row

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Even though the deadline for raising blood money for his freedom lapsed on Tuesday, overseas Filipino worker Joselito Zapanta gets a new lease on life when King Abdullah has granted a three-month reprieve to all those on death row.

However, Binay said this does not mean that the extension to pay the blood money of Php44 million has also been extended.

As of press time, Zapanta’s family has only raised Php10 million.

Zapanta went to Saudi Arabia in 2007 but killed his Sudanese landlord after an altercation in 2009.

The reprieve would end on June 8. — GMA news

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