#AceWorldNews – PHILIPPINES:Dec.15 – Philippine government prosecutors charged a US Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino transgender person, AP said.
‘ Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton ‘
There was “probable cause” that Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton killed Jennifer Laude, whose former name was Jeffrey, in October in Olongapo city, northwest of Manila, according to Prosecutor Emily de los Santos.
The prosecutor had filed the non-bailable charge against the 19-year-old Pemberton before a regional court, saying that “it was aggravated by treachery, abuse of superior strength and cruelty.”