Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Killer of Peace Corps Worker is Charged
A 40 year old Peace Corps Worker disappeared April 8, during a solo hike to lfugao province's famed mountainside rice terraces. The man who killed her admitted he bludgeoned her with a rock and a wooden stick in a fit of rage when she bumped into him. She was from Fairfax, Virginia. She was found buried in a shallow grave last month. Previously prosecutors were treating the case as a homicide which carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence. Murder is punishable by up to 40 years because it can involve treachery or cruelty.