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USA Today: Marine Found Guilty of Killing Filipino Transgender Woman

posted by Randall

Filipina Transgender Jennifer Laude with suspect, Pfc. Joseph Scott PembertonA U.S. Marine has been convicted by a court in the Philippines in the death of a transgender woman, reports USA Today.

Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was immediately sentenced to six to 12 year in prison for the death of Jennifer Laude.Jennifer Laude

Pemberton strangled Laude after picking her up at a bar and later discovering she was a transgender woman. Prosecutors also say Pemberton dunked Laude’s head into a toilet bowl.

Laude’s mother, Julita Cabillan, express happiness about the verdict, but was disappointed in the sentence.

You can read about how the case has renewed a controversy about America’s military presence in the Philippines in USA Today.

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  1. Catherine Wang says:

    RE: Marine found guilty of killing Filipino Transgender woman: Only sentenced to six to 12 year in prison for the death of Jennifer Laude??? Transgender's life matters.

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