Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy:

US Marine Found Guilty Of Killing Transgender Filipino Woman

U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton has been convicted of homicide by a Philippine court for the murder of a transgender woman.

U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton has been convicted of homicide by a Philippine court. 

The lance corporal was found guilty of choking Jennifer Laude until she lost consciousness before forcing her head into a toilet bowl. (Video via GMA Networks)

Pemberton met Laude at a nightclub. They then checked into a hotel, where he discovered Laude was transgender. 

The killing occurred in October of last year. Pemberton has been sentenced to 6 to 12 years in prison.  

This video includes images from the Philippine National Police.

Featured Stories
Police officers arrest a man

National Police Orgs Recommend De-Escalation Be Adopted Across The US

A resident in rural Northeast Ohio uses her laptop

How People In Rural Areas Deal With Bad Or No Internet

Rep. Tom Price at Trump Tower

Trump Appointee Denies Writing Laws To Help Companies He Has Stock In

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More World Coverage