US Marine convicted of killing transgender Filipino

December 1, 2015 9:24 AM

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US Marine convicted of killing transgender Filipino

Dec. 1, 2015: U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, left, arrives for the verdict of his court case for the killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, at Olongapo city, Zambales province, northwest of Manila. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

OLONGAPO, Philippines – A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country.

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