Kuwait court issues death sentence for couple who murdered Philippine maid and kept her body in freezer

A Kuwaiti court on Sunday sentenced in absentia a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife to death by hanging over the murder of a Filipina maid, a judicial source said.
The court issued the sentence in the first hearing in the case of Joanna Demafelis, the 29-year-old maid whose body was found in a freezer in Kuwait earlier this year.
The sentencing can still be appealed if the couple returns to Kuwait, the source said on condition of anonymity.
The Demafelis murder triggered a diplomatic crisis…