Int’l complaint vs US Marine eyed if acquitted: lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawyer of the Laude family believes an international criminal complaint may be filed against US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton if he is acquitted here in the Philippines for the killing of transgender Jennifer Laude. Virgie Suarez, the legal...

Int’l complaint vs Pemberton eyed if acquitted — lawyer

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — A lawyer of the Laude family believes an international criminal complaint may be filed against US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton if he is acquitted here in the Philippines for the killing of transgender Jennifer Laude. Virgie Suarez,...

From the PHL to U.S., Pinoys remember Jennifer Laude one year after her death

We want to honor your life by remembering. Remembering so many others who continue to suffer from transphobia and hate violence. Remembering too many lives that have been taken by U.S. militarization in the Philippines. Remembering all those who have been harmed and dehumanized...

US Marine fought but did not murder Laude: lawyer

OLONGAPO, Philippines | AFP |    – A US Marine accused of murder told a Philippine court Monday he fought with and subdued a transgender Filipina in self-defence but denied murdering her, his lawyer said. Eight months after he was charged over the death of Jennifer Laude, Joseph...

Pemberton admits choking Laude to death

MANILA (Mabuhay) – US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton admitted on Monday that he choked Jennifer Laude to death after learning that she was also a “man.” Pemberton made the admission during the hearing on Laude’s murder at the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 74....

Mom testifies for US Marine charged with murder

OLONGAPO, Philippines | AFP |  – A US Marine charged with murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines put his mother on the witness stand to start his defense Monday, lawyers said. Lisa Pemberton testified to the “good character” of her son Joseph Scott Pemberton at the...

Fiscal denies pushing for Laude plea bargain deal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Olongapo City chief prosecutor Emilie delos Santos denied suggesting a P21-million plea bargain deal in the Jennifer Laude murder case. Delos Santos told reporters in Olongapo that court records will prove there is no truth to accusations from Laude’s lawyers...

US Marine offered plea deal

PHL court gives L/Cpl Pemberton chance to avoid murder trial that could net him 40 years in jail Olongapo , Philippines |AFP| – A Philippine court on Tuesday offered a plea bargain to a US marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipina, according to lawyers, in a case that...

Pemberton refuses to enter plea in murder raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton refused to enter a plea in the murder charges the government filed in connection with the death of transgender woman Jennifer Laude. In his arraignment on Monday, the Olongapo Regional Trial Court entered a ”not...

US Marine: PHL has no case

Pemberton asks court to dismiss criminal charges Manila, Philippines  – A US Marine facing trial for the murder of a Filipina transgender woman urged the Philippine Department of Justice on Monday to dismiss the case against him. In a petition filed with the department, the...
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