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CA upholds 10-year jail time for U.S. Marine who killed Jennifer Laude

Aug 20, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Court of Appeals affirms the homicide ruling against US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton and upholds the payment of P4 32 million to Jennifer Laude s family

MUGSHOT. The Court of Appeals has ruled with finality on a US Marine's killing of Filipino transgender woman, Jennifer Laude. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

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Court affirms guilty verdict on US Marine in Jennifer Laude death

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:20 PM

The Court of Appeals rejects US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton s plea of self defense

APPEAL REJECTED. File photo of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton with local security forces. File photo by Rappler

Pemberton sentence reduced

Apr 04, 2016 - 6:18 PM

The lawyer for the Laude family says stresses that the lighter penalty of 6 10 years imprisonment still disqualifies Pemberton from seeking early release through parole

MAXIMUM OF 10 YEARS. The Olongapo court reduces US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton's sentence from 12 to 10 years. In this file photo, Pemberton (center) is escorted by security as he arrives at a court in Olongapo city, Philippines, December 1, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Contraceptives in PH, Pemberton’s appeal, Prince George | 6PM wRap

Jan 07, 2016 - 6:05 PM

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Laude case: Pemberton files appeal to reverse conviction

Jan 07, 2016 - 8:37 AM

UPDATED The American s lawyer also files a separate motion seeking a reduced sentence for the marine in the event that the acquittal is not granted

In this file photo, US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton (C) is escorted by security as he arrives at a court in Olongapo city, Philippines, December 1, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Aquino defends cell for Pemberton amid renovation

Dec 05, 2015 - 4:59 PM

The US reportedly wants Pemberton’s detention cell in the Philippines to meet American standards

FOUND GUILTY. A handout picture released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines shows convicted US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton (C) being escorted to his detention cell upon arrival at Camp Aguinaldo at suburban Quezon City, northeast of Manila, Philippines, on December 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of Armed Forces of the Philippines/EPA

Duterte to CBCP, Poe disqualification, Pemberton’s detention | 12PM wRap

Dec 02, 2015 - 1:01 PM

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Pemberton guilty, No Biometrics No Vote, AirAsia crash | 6PM wRap

Dec 01, 2015 - 8:42 PM

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Pemberton ruling draws mixed reactions online

Dec 01, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Here s what netizens are saying about the guilty verdict against the US Marine

Pemberton to return to Camp Aguinaldo

Dec 01, 2015 - 8:07 PM

UPDATED This comes after Pemberton s counsel filed an urgent motion asking the court to direct the US Marine s confinement to the custodial center instead of the New Bilibid Prison

CONVICTED. US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton was found guilty of homicide in the death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude. Photo by Randy Datu/ Rappler

PH officials welcome Pemberton verdict, but some wary

Dec 01, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Leftist lawmakers fear the PH US Visiting Forces Agreement could still come into play

'JUSTICE FOR LAUDE.' Some government officials, including Vice President Jejomar Binay, welcome the conviction of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton for homicide. Rappler file photo

LOOKING BACK: Daniel Smith and the Subic rape case

Dec 01, 2015 - 7:07 PM

Pemberton s fate mirrors that of fellow US serviceman Daniel Smith who was implicated in the Subic rape case nearly a decade ago

HEARING. US Marines Staff Sergeant Dominic Duplantis (L) and Lance Corporal Daniel Smith leave the courtroom after their hearing on the Subic rape case in 2006. Photo by Mike Alquinto/EPA

Pemberton's conviction: 'Incomplete victory' for Laude family

Dec 01, 2015 - 6:02 PM

UPDATED The family of the slain transgender woman is dismayed that Pemberton was only convicted of homicide not murder

In this file photo, Julita Laude, mother of slain transgender Jennifer Laude, gets emotional during an interview while their lawyer Harry Roque looks on at the Department of Justice in Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Pemberton guilty of homicide

Dec 01, 2015 - 3:57 PM

2ND UPDATE The ruling comes over a year after Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude was found dead

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Seizing the moment: Preparing for Obama’s trip to Manila

Nov 01, 2015 - 11:00 AM

For Aquino the remaining months of his administration offer a legacy opportunity to institutionalize defense and national security mechanisms to protect the sovereignty of the Philippines

TREATY ALLIES. President Aquino and US President Barack Obama during his state visit to Manila in April 2014. Malacañang Photo

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Oct 21, 2015 - 7:35 PM

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Pemberton faces deportation

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:05 PM

The deportation order will only be implemented upon the clearance of the Olongapo court hearing the murder case against the US Marine accused of killing Jennifer Laude

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Pemberton admission, Enrile returns, Lina defends customs | 6PM wRap

Aug 24, 2015 - 7:04 PM

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Pemberton admits strangling Laude 'in self defense' – lawyer

Aug 24, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Private lawyer for the Laude family Harry Roque says Joseph Scott Pemberton testified he did this after learning that Jeffrey Jennifer Laude had a penis

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

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

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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

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Aug 03, 2015 - 7:36 PM

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Murder case vs Pemberton at risk of being downgraded to homicide

Aug 03, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Very vital evidence on the murder case against US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton was not admitted by the local court trying him a prosecutor says

US marine's turn to present evidence in Laude murder trial

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:24 AM

There are 17 more expected trial dates for the defense to present all counterevidence in the murder trial of transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

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

US expert: Pemberton's fingerprint on condom wrapper

Jun 23, 2015 - 3:57 PM

US forensic experts testify at the murder trial of US Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated December 19, 2014 released by the Olongapo City Police shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Pemberton admission, Rohingya asylum, prison boxing | 12PM wRap

May 20, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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US Marine: Pemberton said he 'may have killed a he-she'

May 19, 2015 - 9:19 PM

UPDATED US Marine Lance Corporal Jairn Michael Rose testifies that his buddy Joseph Scott Pemberton told him in October that he might have choked to death a transgender

Laude family to SC: Allow media coverage of Pemberton trial

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Journalists are barred from the courtroom to witness the trial of the US marine forcing them to rely on photos and narratives of those who are inside the court

Laude camp to SC: Order Pemberton's move to Olongapo jail

Apr 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The sisters of slain Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude want the US soldier s transfer from a Philippine military camp to the Olongapo City Jail

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Pemberton camp denies making P21M plea bargain offer

Mar 24, 2015 - 10:34 PM

Defense counsel Benjamin Tolosa Jr says it is an absolute lie we did not make an offer and it was them who made the P21 million demand when plea bargaining was discussed

PEMBERTON. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014. Photo courtesy of Marilou Laude

Laude kin: Replace state prosecutor in Pemberton trial

Mar 23, 2015 - 6:37 PM

On the first day of the murder trial Olongapo Prosecutor Emelie Fe delos Santos falls short of confirming the P21 M offer to let Pemberton plead guilty to a lesser offense

Julita Laude, mother of slain transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, shows the letter they will submit to DOJ Secretary Leila De Lima requesting to replace Olongapo City Chief prosecutor Emilie Fe de los Santos on the Laude-Pemberton case as they arrive at the Department of Justice in Manila on Monday.

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

Laude fiance: 'Let me return to PH'

Mar 05, 2015 - 9:33 AM

The German fiance of slain Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude issues a public appeal to authorities to allow him to return to the Philippines to help him cope with Laude s death

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

Pemberton murder trial starts March 23 – court

Feb 27, 2015 - 2:44 PM

US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton accused of killing Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude makes an unexpected appearance at the pre trial conference in Olongapo City

FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014. Photo courtesy of Marilou Laude

Mamasapano survivor, Pemberton not guilty plea, Pacquiao killer instinct | The wRap

Feb 23, 2015 - 7:38 PM

Witnesses say a Mamasapano clash survivor killed 5 people in cold blood A not guilty plea for US Marine Pemberton Pacquiao’s trainer says he lost his killer instinct

Court enters 'not guilty' plea for Pemberton

Feb 23, 2015 - 10:27 AM

UPDATED The American soldier refuses to enter a plea for the murder case against him during his arraignment at the Olongapo court so the court enters a not guilty plea

FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014. Photo courtesy of Marilou Laude

DOJ clears way for Pemberton's murder trial

Feb 20, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The Department of Justice resolution clears a potential impediment to US Lance Corporal Joseph Pemberton s arraignment before an Olongapo trial court scheduled on February 23

DOJ: Pemberton trial for murder may proceed

Jan 27, 2015 - 4:37 PM

After a review of the case as requested by suspect Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton the justice department finds all the elements of murder satisfied

FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014.  Photo by Marilou Laude

Don't worry about 2-month delay in US Marine's trial – Palace

Dec 24, 2014 - 7:30 PM

There is sufficient time for the legal proceeding says Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma

GRANTED: The Olongapo court grants the motion of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton to suspend his murder trial pending his petition before the Department of Justice

Pemberton trial, Lacson resignation, Sony film release | The wRap

Dec 24, 2014 - 6:18 PM

Philippine court suspends US Marine trial Lacson steps down February 2015 Sony will release controversial film “The Interview” on Christmas Day

Court suspends US Marine's murder trial

Dec 23, 2014 - 10:02 PM

UPDATED The Olongapo court also junks motions filed by the counsel of the Laude family to move Joseph Scott Pemberton to a jail in Olongapo City and to allow media to cover his murder trial

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Prosecutors ask judge in Pemberton case to inhibit

Dec 22, 2014 - 4:17 PM

Laude prosecutors say RTC judge Roline Ginez Jabalde was a former classmate of Pemberton s counsel Rowena Garcia Flores

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Pemberton in court, Ona resignation, Anne Curtis on Twitter | The wRap

Dec 19, 2014 - 7:28 PM

US Marine Pemberton shows up in court Health Secretary Ona resigns Twitter says Anne Curtis is a social media influencer

US Marine Pemberton surrenders in Olongapo court

Dec 19, 2014 - 6:33 PM

US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton surrenders

Media coverage of Pemberton trial sought

Dec 19, 2014 - 6:26 PM

The public has the right to know lawyers tell the court

Send Pemberton to Olongapo jail, court asked

Dec 19, 2014 - 4:37 PM

Lawyers Harry Roque and Virgie Suarez argue that the sole custody of US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton must be with Philippine authorities

FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014. Photo courtesy of Marilou Laude

Pemberton appears in Olongapo court

Dec 19, 2014 - 9:36 AM

UPDATED US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton undergoes booking procedure that enables the Olongapo Regional Trial Court RTC Branch 74 to gain jurisdiction over the serviceman but is not arraigned yet