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17 March 1995 – Flor Contemplacion

Posted in Death penalty, Hanged with tags , , , on March 17 by Old Sparky

Flor Contemplacion42-year-old mother of four, Flor R Contemplacion was executed in Singapore for an apparent double murder.

Coercion

Originally from the Philippines, Contemplacion worked as a domestic servant who was accused of strangling a fellow Filipino woman and drowning the four-year-old son she’d been employed to look after.

However there is evidence to suggest that an admission of guilt was coerced from Contemplacion and emotive reports revealed that she was tortured, drugged, denied food, water and the toilet, ducked under water, even molested by the police in a bid to extract a confession.

Strained

Naturally, the authorities in Singapore denied these claims and it put strain on their international relationship with the Phillipines, especially as Contemplacion and her family denied her involvement to the end. Indeed, they reckoned that she’d be framed by her employer – the husband and father of the two victims.

Of course, we’ll never know as Flor Contemplacion was hanged on this day in 1995.

Also on this day

17 March 2006 – Yuan Baojing
17 March 2006 – Patrick Moody

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