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    Philippines - Jennifer Laude, 26, trans woman, slain, US Marine charged, 11 Oct 2015

    A 26 year old Filipino transgender woman named Jennifer Laude is said to be murder by a U.S. Marine. She had reportedly checked into the Olongapo City hotel in the Philippines on Saturday night around 11 PM. Witnesses said she was with a “white foreigner”. Her body was found 45 minutes later by a hotel worker. Her head was in the toilet when the worker found her, the cause of death is to be strangulation.
    ...The Marines have detained a suspect abroad the USS Peleliu. They were in the Philippines for a joint war exercise with the Philippine Navy. Authorities did not reveal the name of the suspect in the beginning as they only said, “He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.”

    A hate crime protest also broke out with activist at the U.S. embassy in Manila on Tuesday. They demanded for U.S. authorities to hand over the suspect in question. With the pressure from the Philippines and a protest for justice, the suspect is revealed to be Private First Class Scott Pemberton.
    http://24-7kpop.com/u-s-marine-suspe...nder-filipino/
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    US Marine faces hearing over killing of transgender sex worker in Philippines

    US Marine Private Joseph Pemberton has been summoned to appear in a Philippines' court Monday Oct 20th, over the killing of a transgender sex worker, 'Jennifer' Jeffrey Laude, Sunday.

    The marine, one of 3,000 US troops in the Philippines for military exercises, is currently in the custody of military authorities on a US warship docked in Olongapo City, where the killing took place. Police say Pemberton was the last person to see Laude when they booked into a hotel. Laude's body was later found with cuts, extensive bruising and bite marks. His/her cause of death's been determined as asphyxia by drowning.

    Pemberton faces life if found guilty. The hearing is part of the process that will help prosecutors decide if charges should be brought. It could take weeks or months.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/philippine...115850159.html

    ETA: So sorry, already a thread here for this case! Pls follow it here:

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    Oh, sorry, didn't see there was already a thread here! I just posted another. I'll link it here in a sec.
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    The article I posted in the other thread from AFP names the marine as Private First Class Joseph Pemberton.

    ETA: It also gives a different cause of death, asphyxiation by drowning, with victim covered in cuts, scratches and bites. I'll just link article here and not the other thread, so as not to confuse things more.

    ETA: He's been summoned to a hearing Monday Oct 20th. No response from military or embassy officials yet.

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/philippine...115850159.html
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    So from reports so far it sounds like he completely lost it when he realised she was transgender The poor woman - it sounds like a very vicious attack :

    Witnesses say Pemberton, 19, met Laude, 26, at a nightclub and did not know she was transgender until they were alone together in a hotel room at the Celzone Lodge, where she was found strangled to death shortly after.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...icle-1.1974857

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    Here's a tribute page to Jennifer on FB:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenni...0494?ref=br_tf

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    At least 20 transgenders have been killed in the Philippines since 2008, but Ganda (Gender and Development Advocates) Filipinas executive director Naomi Fontanos says the figure is understated. Worse, all killings thus far included in databases indicate a pattern of brutality, anger and disrespect.

    http://www.interaksyon.com/article/9...rks-all-deaths

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    Manila has said it will seek to take Pemberton into custody once charges are filed in court.

    Under a visiting forces agreement signed in 1998, the Philippines has jurisdiction over crimes committed by US forces unrelated to the training exercises.
    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/10...mberton-report
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    Hotel cashier Elias Galamos said the door of the room was left ajar when he came to check after the suspect had left. He said he discovered the dead Laude naked inside the toilet, partly wrapped in a blanket and with his head resting on the rim of the toilet bowl.

    Investigators said Laude bore strangulation marks.

    “There was a visible mark of injuries on the victim’s neck, his tongue was protruding and his hair was in disarray,” a report prepared by the Olongapo City Police led by Senior Superintendent Pedrito delos Reyes stated.
    http://www.philstar.com/headlines/20...ic-transgender
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    Another gay, Mark Clarence Gelviro alias “Barbie”, 32, told investigators Laude met the suspect at around 10:45 p.m. at the Ambyanz disco bar located along Magsaysay drive in East Tapinac.

    At around 10:55 p.m. the victim requested him to accompany them to the motel. It was here that the suspect discovered that his partner was a gay.
    http://manilastandardtoday.com/mobil...nsvestite-slay
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    Video interview in English with German boyfriend Marc Süeselbeck

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