Duterte pardons US marine jailed for killing transgender woman Jennifer Laude

Duterte pardons US marine jailed for killing transgender woman Jennifer Laude

The Philippine president pardoned a US marine on Monday in a surprise move that will free him from imprisonment for the 2014 killing of a transgender Filipino woman. Rodrigo Duterte said he decided to pardon L/Cpl Joseph Scott Pemberton because the marine was not treated fairly after opponents blocked his early release for good conduct in detention. The case had led to calls from some in the Philippines to end the US military presence in the country, a former US colony with which Washington has a mutual defence treaty
Philippines pardons US Marine for killing transgender woman


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