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.