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US Marine on Trial for Murder of Transgender Philippine National

The trial of a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender Philippine national in October is under way, with some keeping a close eye on terms of the Visiting Forces Agreement between the United States and the Philippines. The women’s rights group Gabriela said it was “closely monitoring” the trial of Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton. The group wants a conviction of Pemberton, who is charged with murder for the death of Jennifer (formerly Jeffrey) Laude. Witnesses found Laude’s...

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