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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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 24, 2014 - 6:18 PM

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US Marine to appear before Olongapo court

Dec 18, 2014 - 11:10 PM

The routine booking procedure requires the presence of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton who is accused of murdering a Filipino transgender woman before the court on Friday morning December 19

MURDER CASE: The arraignment of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton is scheduled on Friday, December 19

US denies PH request for custody over marine

Dec 17, 2014 - 5:54 PM

UPDATED The Philippines says it is disappointed that the US refuses to waive custody over Pemberton accused of killing Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude

REQUEST DENIED. The US Embassy in Manila says it will retain custody over Pemberton, denying the Philippine government's request. File photo

Arrest warrant out for US marine over Laude slay

Dec 16, 2014 - 6:31 PM

The Philippine foreign affairs department says it will now seek custody over the US Marine who is detained at the Philippine military headquarters under US custody

Stopping Sueselbeck's departure is 'due process' - De Lima

Oct 27, 2014 - 4:26 PM

The justice department has to determine if Sueselbeck would be put in the immigration black list

MARC SUESELBECK. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

#AnimatED: Murder tests PH-US military ties, calls for tight balancing act

Oct 27, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Justice should be served – the courts should conduct a fair trial without any hint of special treatment for Pemberton – and our long term security interest be upheld

Laude fiancé rushed to hospital

Oct 26, 2014 - 8:21 PM

UPDATED Marc Sueselbeck faints after being barred from leaving the Philippines according to reports

MARC SUESELBECK. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

US Marine, Laude's boyfriend now 'undesirable aliens'

Oct 26, 2014 - 5:14 PM

The Bureau of Immigration files charges against the two

Laude's German boyfriend barred from leaving PH

Oct 26, 2014 - 4:25 PM

Marc Sueselbeck has been charged with undesirability by the Bureau of Immigration according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima

WATCH: Jennifer Laude's fiance, sister climb military gate

Oct 22, 2014 - 5:38 PM

They manage to enter the compound housing the US Marine accused of killing Jennifer Laude

Miriam: US Marine given special treatment

Oct 22, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Senator Santiago says the special treatment given to the US Marine betrays the discrimination bias of the PH US Visiting Forces Agreement

Aquino: Pemberton getting 'special negative treatment'

Oct 22, 2014 - 1:47 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton has been detained even when there is still a preliminary investigation of the murder complaint against him

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

Despite transfer, US retains custody of Marine

Oct 22, 2014 - 12:39 PM

The US embassy insists it has the right to retain custody of Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton despite his transfer to Camp Aguinaldo The Philippines concurs

'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

Why PH must assert sole custody over US Marine

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:49 AM

That the Philippines has to request for custody is an anomaly given that the Philippines has the right to have custody once a criminal case has been filed in court

De Lima: US Marine should appear at hearing

Oct 20, 2014 - 10:53 AM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the government will insist on the appearance of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton at Tuesday s 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.