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Mother of US Marine Pemberton testifies in murder trial

Aug 17, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Lisa Pemberon said by court officials to be a 44 year old nurse is the first defense witness in the case of alleged murdered transgender Jeffrey Jennifer Laude

Joseph Scott Pemberton | Photo by Rappler

Private prosecutors accuse Pemberton camp of delaying trial

Aug 10, 2015 - 10:19 PM

Private prosecutors accuse lawyers of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton who is accused of the murder of Filipino transgender Jeffrey Jennifer Laude of delaying the trial after again failing to present witnesses

PROTEST. The mother of murder victim Jennifer Laude, Julita Cabillan (C), flanked by lawyers Virgie Suarez (L) and Harry Roque (R), uses a bullhorn as she joins protesters outside the Hall of Justice in the Philippine city of Olongapo on August 10, 2015, where the hearing for US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, accused of murdering transgender Filipina Laude, was supposed to take place. Photo by Jay Directo / AFP

Prosecution rests case in Pemberton trial

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:31 PM

On August 3 the defense will begin its presentation of evidence in the trial of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton a US Marine accused of killing a Filipino

ACCUSED. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton (2-R), accused in the murder of transgender Jennifer Laude, is escorted from a courtroom in Olongapo city, Philippines on 24 March 2015. Photo by Jun Dumaguing / EPA

Laude family: We just want to see the killer go to jail

Mar 10, 2015 - 9:31 PM

The prosecution did not ask for anything nor was something offered by the Pemberton camp says Virgie Suarez lawyer for the family of slain transgender Jennifer Laude

NO DEAL. The family of slain transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude says they just want to see US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton go to jail for the alleged crime. Rappler file photo

Marc Sueselbeck's open letter to the Filipino people

Mar 04, 2015 - 4:58 PM

UPDATED I wanted to write you to ask for help from anyone who can help me to speak to the government to give me leniency I would be eternally grateful to you

DNA test: Condoms in motel not from Laude, Pemberton

Nov 28, 2014 - 7:04 PM

The Laude family s lawyer however says the negative DNA test doesn t prove that Joseph Scott Pemberton didn t murder Jennifer Laude

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jennifer Laude, and the suspect, US Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, before the crime allegedly happened in a motel in Olongapo City.

Philippines reviewing unclear provisions in VFA

Oct 23, 2014 - 8:49 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima clarifies that while the Philippines is moving to clarify guidelines in implementing the military agreement with the US it isn t necessarily open to amending the treaty

VFA STAYS. President Benigno Aquino III says he will not abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) of the Philippines with the United States. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Laude family seeks DNA test for Pemberton

Oct 23, 2014 - 5:59 PM

The family of slain transgender Jennifer Laude says a DNA test would establish the presence of US Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton at the scene of the crime

PRELIMINARY PROBE. Julita Laude, lawyers Virgie Suarez and Harry Roque and German national Marc Sueselbeck attend the preliminary investigation on the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey Laude on Tuesday at the Olongapo Hall of Justice. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

PH military detains US Marine over Laude murder

Oct 22, 2014 - 9:05 AM

UPDATED Both the Philippines and the US agree on his detention at Camp Aguinaldo They will share custody of Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton says the AFP chief

Laude lawyer threatens to sue gov't officials for dereliction of duty

Oct 22, 2014 - 7:59 AM

The Laude family lawyer says government officials should move to seek custody over the US Marine or face the consequences

Laude's fiancé: I cannot forgive Pemberton

Oct 20, 2014 - 11:10 PM

I have more anger in my heart than probably most of the people here says the German fiancé of the transgender Filipino killed in Olongapo but says the American suspect should get a fair trial

ANGRY. German Marc Sueselbeck says he is 'not in a position to forgive' the US Marine suspected of killing his fiancé, transgender woman Jennifer Laude, but wishes the suspect gets a fair trial. Photo by Randy Datu, Rappler

Olongapo hearing to push through with or without US Marine

Oct 20, 2014 - 8:30 PM

Despite Justice Secretary De Lima s statement that prosecutors will insist on the suspect s presence the prosecutors in Olongapo seem resigned to just seeing the American s lawyer

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect in a hotel before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

Rappler Newscast | October 20, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 - 8:16 PM

4 witnesses in Laude case leave PH Public wants Binay to face senate Jokowi takes office offices urges Indonesia to work together

4 US witnesses in Olongapo slay left Philippines – DFA

Oct 20, 2014 - 5:00 PM

The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs says it was not informed by the US that the 4 witnesses were leaving the country

'JUSTICE FOR LAUDE.' Protestors at the University of the Philippines demand justice for transgender woman Jennifer Laude, 26, whom a US Marine allegedly murdered. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Philippines: US Marine 'expected' in Olongapo probe

Oct 20, 2014 - 3:27 PM

The Philippines cites the Visiting Forces Agreement as the US fails to guarantee that the suspect Joseph Scott Pemberton will attend the investigation

SCRAP VFA. Protestors at the University of the Philippines call for the scrapping of the Visiting Forces Agreement after a US Marine allegedly murdered a transgender woman in Olongapo City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Transgender group to gov't: Pass laws to protect LGBT

Oct 19, 2014 - 2:49 PM

The Association of Transgender People in the Philippines says Laude s death is the second case in under a month – showing how vulnerable the LGBT community is

Protest vs Pemberton shuts down Subic gates

Oct 19, 2014 - 12:09 PM

For around 2 hours Saturday Subic authorities put the freeport on lockdown as militant groups stage a protest against the alleged killer of Jennifer Laude

Relatives of murdered Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, including her mother Julita Laude (L), stand in front of the port gate where USS Peleliu (back) is docked at Subic, October 18, 2014, to bring a notice to the murder suspect Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton who is detained onboard the ship. Robert Gonzaga/AFP

Laude murder: US soldier's appearance up to lawyers

Oct 19, 2014 - 9:35 AM

UPDATED It is up to the Philippine legal counsel of Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton to decide whether the US Marine suspected of killing a transgender woman last week will appear in the preliminary hearing

UP TO LAWYERS. The US Embassy says it's up to the lawyers of Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton whether or not he will appear before prosecutors on October 21.

Iligan bishop: Justice, not judgment, for Jennifer Laude

Oct 18, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Iligan Bishop Elenito Galido says there is no point in judging the victim s sexual orientation

Gov't says it's committed to secure justice for Laude

Oct 18, 2014 - 5:09 PM

We understand the grief and we can only imagine the grief that the Laude family is going through because of the death of Jennifer Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte says

A WAKE FOR 'GANDA.' Friends of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, the 26-year-old transgender who was killed by a foreigner in Olongapo, look at his coffin during his wake in Olongapo City yesterday. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

US to produce Marine sought over Jennifer Laude murder

Oct 18, 2014 - 12:45 PM

US embassy spokeswoman Anna Richey says the suspect is being held on board the USS Peleliu pending an investigation into the death of a transgender Filipino woman

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jennifer Laude, and the suspect now identified as "PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton" in a bar before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

Rappler Newscast | October 17, 2014

Oct 17, 2014 - 7:47 PM

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4 US Marines summoned to testify on Olongapo slay

Oct 17, 2014 - 7:34 PM

A witness says 3 male white foreigners looked for the suspect their buddy Pemberton after a transgender woman s murder

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

3 foreigners looking for 'buddy Pemberton' on night of slay

Oct 17, 2014 - 7:15 AM

[EXCLUSIVE] A witness says the 3 foreigners ran away when told: Your friend killed my friend

Killing of Jennifer Laude a 'hate crime' – police report

Oct 16, 2014 - 8:17 PM

The investigation report says the suspect engaged Laude for sex service and that the discovery that Laude was gay prompted him to kill the victim

Rappler Newscast | October 16, 2014

Oct 16, 2014 - 7:58 PM

Revilla: Millions are from showbiz earnings Laude died from drowning autopsy report PH not sending health workers to Ebola zone

Family of Jennifer Laude seeks help from Aquino

Oct 16, 2014 - 3:37 PM

The mother of Jennifer Laude is hoping that President Benigno Aquino III will take pity on her family and help them seek justice for her slain child

Jennifer Laude died from drowning: autopsy report

Oct 16, 2014 - 12:40 PM

The report also says that nail clippings from the murder victim will be submitted for DNA examination

Murder complaint filed vs US Marine in Olongapo

Oct 15, 2014 - 6:28 PM

The complaint comes 4 days after transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude was found dead in a hotel bathroom in Olongapo City

Olongapo slay victim's family taps human rights lawyer

Oct 15, 2014 - 4:41 PM

Lawyer Harry Roque is among the lawyers who questioned the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement signed between the Philippines and the United States in April

Miriam to lead Senate probe into Olongapo slay

Oct 15, 2014 - 3:24 PM

UPDATED Senator Miriam Santiago says the US is expected to invoke the terms of the Visiting Forces Agreement in the case – another reason to terminate the VFA

OLONGAPO SLAY PROBE. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago will lead a probe on the murder of Jeffrey 'Jennifer' Laude. File photo by Rappler

Remembering 'Ganda': The tragedy of Jennifer Laude

Oct 15, 2014 - 11:11 AM

Jeffrey Laude – Jennifer to friends – was beautiful inside out says her family and friends and confident about her sexuality

Family of Olongapo slay victim calls for justice

Oct 15, 2014 - 10:09 AM

While Philippines and US discuss which country should have custody of the suspect the victim s family just wants one thing: justice

A WAKE FOR 'GANDA.' Friends of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, the 26-year-old transgender who was killed by a foreigner in Olongapo, look at his coffin during his wake in Olongapo City yesterday. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Palace vows no whitewash in Olongapo murder probe

Oct 14, 2014 - 2:18 PM

Malacañang gives assurances it will follow the provisions set in the Visiting Forces Agreement to ensure justice will be served

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect in a hotel before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

Olongapo slay suspect admitted he ‘did something wrong’ – mayor

Oct 14, 2014 - 11:44 AM

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino says the suspect made the reported admission upon questioning by Philippine authorities but immediately invoked his right to a lawyer and would not elaborate further

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

US takes custody of suspect in transgender woman's slay

Oct 14, 2014 - 10:01 AM

The Philippines says it could ask the US to waive custody of the suspect in the murder of a transgender Filipino in Olongapo City

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

EDCA, Olongapo murder, and the old case of Daniel Smith

Oct 13, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Jeffrey Laude s murder happened in the same city that the US reportedly wants covered by the new military deal stoking fears of another battle over custody of a US serviceman who breaks PH law

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect in a hotel before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

US probes American tagged in Filipino's death

Oct 13, 2014 - 1:20 PM

The US Embassy says it is working closely with the Philippine National Police to identify the suspects in the murder of Jeffrey Laude in Olongapo City

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect in a hotel before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.