US Embassy: Pemberton has fulfilled his sentence | Inquirer News

US Embassy: Pemberton has fulfilled his sentence

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 01:27 PM September 13, 2020


Photo courtesy of Bureau of Immigration

MANILA, Philippines — The United States Embassy in Manila on Sunday insisted that US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convicted of killing Filipino transwoman Jennifer Laude, fulfilled his jail sentence.

In a statement, the US Embassy said all legal proceedings “took place under Philippine jurisdiction law.”


“All legal proceedings in the case took place under Philippine jurisdiction and law.  Lance Cpl. Pemberton fulfilled his sentence as ordered by Philippine courts and he departed the Philippines on September 13,” it said.


It also noted that the Department of Justice authorized the release of Pemberton on Sept. 1 and he was likewise granted absolute pardon on Sept. 7 by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Pemberton was deported on Sunday morning and boarded  a US military aircraft which left the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 9:14 a.m.

In 2015, Pemberton was found guilty of homicide and sentenced to six to 10 years of imprisonment.



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