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Filipina double killer is hanged

Manila (Reuter) - A father and son (left) lighting candles in front of the Singaporean embassy in Makati in memory of the Filipina maid Flor Contemplacion, 42, mother of four, hanged in Changi prison at dawn yesterday for a double murder. Radio stations in the Philippines played sombre music after reporting her death.

Her body is expected to arrive back in Manila today.

Singapore rejected appeals by the Philippines government and international organisations to stay the execution. Contemplacion was convicted of strangling another Filipina maid and the three- year-old son of the victim's employers in 1991.

Photograph: AP