- Slain UPLB student Eileen Sarmenta’s mother has spoken over the supposed early release of former Mayor Antonio Sanchez
- Maria Clara shared that the pain she felt for her daughter’s case came back to her
- She also supports the reimposition of the death penalty for heinous crimes
The mother of slain University of the Philippines Los Baños student Eileen Sarmenta, Maria Clara, Sarmenta, shared her thoughts over the supposed early release of former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez.
KAMI learned that Maria Clara also supports the reimposition of the death penalty for heinous crimes.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Maria Clara said that all the pain came back to her when she learned about the early release of Sanchez.
"To tell you the truth, I wasn't able to sleep last night. Everything came back to me. the pain, the struggle, bringing back our lives together. Bumalik ulit lahat 'yun. I'm really sorry that I'm crying,” she said.
As reported by the GMA News Online, Maria Clara explained that their family did not receive any centavo from Sanchez for the financial damages.
“Hindi po kami naghihintay ng financial damages, pero wala po siyang binayad kahit singko, kahit sampera, kahit isang kusing. Gusto po namin na malaman ng publiko iyon. Wala po kaming natanggap,” she said.
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Maria Clara also expressed her support for the death penalty for heinous crimes.
“Yes po. Kasi kung magiging kamukha ngayon yung mangyayari, parang hindi makatarungan kung ikaw ay biktima ng ganitong klase ng crime, heinous crime,” she said.
"But ako, agree naman na everybody has to be given a chance to change is life. But yung kay Sanchez, we didn't see any remorse in him,” she added.
In a previous report by KAMI, Senator Bato dela Rosa said that Sanchez deserves a second chance and that he has become a “changed man” in jail.
Former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez was convicted in 1995 for the rape and slay of UPLB student Elieen Sarmenta and the slay of Allan Gomez in 1993.
Recently, reports said that Sanchez is one of the candidates who are set to be released earlier than his supposed 40-year sentence.
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