Tag Archive | Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton

Philippines: US Killer of Transwoman Deported

Philippines: US Killer of Transwoman Deported

(Reuters) – The Philippines on Sunday deported a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Southeast Asian country in 2014, after he was granted an absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton left Manila’s international airport at 9:14 a.m. local time (0114 GMT) aboard an American military […]

Philippines: President pardons US Marine in trans killing

Philippines: President pardons US Marine in trans killing

(Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday pardoned a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the country nearly six years ago, sparking condemnation from activists, who described the move as a “mockery of justice”. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was jailed in 2015 for killing Jennifer Laude near a former […]

Philippines: Court to hear appeal in transgender murder

Philippines: Court to hear appeal in transgender murder

(Reuters) – A US Marine, convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines nearly six years ago, will remain in prison, while the victim’s lawyer seeks to overturn a court ruling granting him an early release, a presidential spokesman said on Thursday. On Wednesday, the Olongapo trial court ordered the freeing of Lance Corporal […]