The trial for the apparent murder of Filipino nurse is set to start tomorrow at the Criminal Court.
Earlier this month, The Prosecutor General’s Office filed murder charges against the victim Mary Grace Pineda’s husband, Marvin S. Y. Vargas, 30, and his alleged lover, Haleemath Lamha Abdul Rahman, 24, with the Criminal Court. Marvin and Lamha have both previously worked as nurses at IGMH.
Marvin and Lamha are charged with premeditated murder, according to the PG Office. Marvin is accused of injuring Mary’s head and neck and strangling her to death, while Lamha is accused of conspiring with Marvin and aiding and abetting her murder. She is also accused of having unlawfully obtained controlled drugs.
If convicted, Marvin faces a minimum of ten years in jail, while Lamha faces a minimum of six years.