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LOOK: When Pemberton, who killed Jennifer Laude, walked free

US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton is now a free man 6 years after he killed Filipina transgender Jennifer Laude.

Pemberton was deported at exactly 9:14 am on Sunday, September 13, less than a week after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made the controversial decision to grant him absolute pardon.

Pemberton on Sunday extended to the Laude family "his most sincere sympathy for the pain he caused," while the Laude family said of Pemberton, "May he find peace of mind."

Here are images of Pemberton's release, as provided by the the Bureau of Immigration.

NO MORE HANDCUFFS. Pemberton's handcuffs are removed just before he boards the van that would take him to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo from Bureau of Immigration

Bureau of Immigration

ESCORTED OUT. Pemberton is escorted out of his detention facility. Photo from Bureau of Immigration

Bureau of Immigration

Pemberton was convicted in 2015 for killing Laude, whom he choked to death in a motel room in Olongapo City after discovering she was transgender.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for homicide, but was set to be released 4 years early after he was recently granted full credits of Good Conduct Time Allowance under Philippine law.

Duterte's pardon eventually paved the way for Pemberton's release.

WAITING. Pemberton looks out the window as his van heads towards NAIA. Photo from Bureau of Immigration

Bureau of Immigration

– Rappler.com