Daily protests fire up anti US sentiments as the gruesome details about the murder of Jennifer Laude, Philippine transgender woman become public. Our community worldwide is all too aware of how prosecution on transgender murder cases can be bungled and forgotten.
What we know:
Witnesses told police Pemberton was the person last seen with the victim late Saturday.
Pemberton was seen leaving the motel where the murder was committed shortly after checking in with Laude.
Police said the victim was found half-naked on the bathroom floor with more than a dozen bruises, cuts and bite marks.
Jennifer Laude was drown in a toilet bowl, as her head was forced under water by pressure applied to the seat as the killer stood on it.
The Filipino Government has issued a subpoena and complaint against Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton for the murder of Jennifer Laude.
Under current agreements the US Navy can ask to keep Pemberton on board a ship until such a time as he is convicted.
The hearings begin on Tuesday.
Lawyer Harry Roque, the legal counsel of Laude’s family, posted in his Twitter account that “Barbie” was admitted to the WPP on Saturday afternoon.
I am pleased to announce that WPP has just admitted. “Barbie”,star witness in the Laude murder case. Witnes now en route to safe house. Yes!
— Harry Roque (@attyharryroque) October 18, 2014
Oban informed me that DFA to transmit summons to US embassy. US treaty bound to produce Pemberton for PI — Harry Roque (@attyharryroque) October 17, 2014