MANILA: ‘ Police File Murder Charges Against US Marine Over The Death Of Transgender Filipino ‘

#AceWorldNews – PHILIPPINES (Manila) – October 15 – Philippines police on Wednesday filed murder charges against a US Marine over the death of a transgender Filipino, Reuters said.

Philippine police file charges against U.S. Marine in murder case
Philippine police file charges against U.S. Marine in murder case

“Based on two witnesses’ testimonies, we believe we have a strong case against the US Marine,” said Pedrito delos Reyes, police chief of Olongapo City.

The body of Jeffrey Laude, 26, was found in a hotel room on Saturday.

Manila also wants to take custody of Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton while he stands trial, according to a senior Philippines official.

He also warned that the case could damage military ties between the allies.

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