Pres Duterte grants ‘absolute pardon’ to US marine who killed Pinay transgender


President Rodrigo Duterte has granted ‘absolute pardon’ to US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton who was jailed due to the killing of Jennifer Laude in 2014.

Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin announced on Twitter that the president granted an absolute pardon to US Marine who was sentenced in December 2015 to 6 to 10 years in prison for homicide for killing Laude. 

“Cutting matters short over what constitutes time served, and since where he was detained was not in the prisoner’s control—and to do justice—the President has granted an absolute pardon to Pemberton. Here at the Palace,” Locsin said.


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