olongapo slay - updates

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Laude kin: Replace state prosecutor in Pemberton trial

Mar 23, 2015 - 6:37 PM

On the first day of the murder trial Olongapo Prosecutor Emelie Fe delos Santos falls short of confirming the P21 M offer to let Pemberton plead guilty to a lesser offense

Julita Laude, mother of slain transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, shows the letter they will submit to DOJ Secretary Leila De Lima requesting to replace Olongapo City Chief prosecutor Emilie Fe de los Santos on the Laude-Pemberton case as they arrive at the Department of Justice in Manila on Monday.

Court enters 'not guilty' plea for Pemberton

Feb 23, 2015 - 10:27 AM

UPDATED The American soldier refuses to enter a plea for the murder case against him during his arraignment at the Olongapo court so the court enters a not guilty plea

FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014. Photo courtesy of Marilou Laude

DOJ clears way for Pemberton's murder trial

Feb 20, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The Department of Justice resolution clears a potential impediment to US Lance Corporal Joseph Pemberton s arraignment before an Olongapo trial court scheduled on February 23

DOJ: Pemberton trial for murder may proceed

Jan 27, 2015 - 4:37 PM

After a review of the case as requested by suspect Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton the justice department finds all the elements of murder satisfied

FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014.  Photo by Marilou Laude

Pemberton appears in Olongapo court

Dec 19, 2014 - 9:36 AM

UPDATED US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton undergoes booking procedure that enables the Olongapo Regional Trial Court RTC Branch 74 to gain jurisdiction over the serviceman but is not arraigned yet

Harry Roque mulls over graft and admin raps vs AFP

Nov 04, 2014 - 5:00 PM

The lawyer also promises to return to Camp Aguinaldo one day even after the military filed a disbarment case against him for entering a restricted area in its headquarters in October

IS HE TO BLAME? Lawyer Harry Roque

Laude's German fiance in PH blacklist, set to be deported

Oct 30, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Once he is deported Marc Sueselbeck will be barred from re entering the Philippines

BARRED. A file photo of Marc Sueselbeck. File photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

Remarks vs Laude reflect deep-seated prejudice – CHR

Oct 25, 2014 - 6:51 PM

Commission on Human Rights chair Loretta Ann Rosales says the real issues have to be distilled from prejudice spawned speculations over the unfortunate incident

SYMPATHIES. Commission on Human Right Chair Etta Rosales visits the funeral of slain transgender woman Jennifer Laude in Olongapo City. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

AFP to award Pemberton's Filipino guard

Oct 25, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Technical Sergeant Mariano Pamittan who was shoved by Jennifer Laude s fiancé following the Olongapo murder suspect s transfer to Camp Aguinaldo will be cited for his professionalism and restraint

TO BE AWARDED. TSg Mariano Pamittan will be given a plaque of recognition by AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang for his professionalism and discipline despite being assaulted during the intrusion incident involving Jennifer Laude's fiancé, Marc Sueselbeck on October 22. Photo by Cpl Alan Villapando/Public Affairs Office, AFP

CHR defends Laude fiance in fence-climbing stunt

Oct 24, 2014 - 1:32 PM

The family members of slain transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude say they want to personally see US Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton to be assured that he has not left the country

Laude family seeks DNA test for Pemberton

Oct 23, 2014 - 5:59 PM

The family of slain transgender Jennifer Laude says a DNA test would establish the presence of US Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton at the scene of the crime

PRELIMINARY PROBE. Julita Laude, lawyers Virgie Suarez and Harry Roque and German national Marc Sueselbeck attend the preliminary investigation on the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey Laude on Tuesday at the Olongapo Hall of Justice. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

AFP to protest 'misbehavior' of Laude's fiancé

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:15 PM

Updated German Marc Sueselbeck apologizes says he just blanked out

'UNLAWFUL ENTRY.' Marc Sueselbeck (right) with Marilou Laude, the sister of slain transgender Filipino woman Jennifer Laude, inside the Camp Aguinaldo perimeter fence on October 22, 2014. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Laude lawyer threatens to sue gov't officials for dereliction of duty

Oct 22, 2014 - 7:59 AM

The Laude family lawyer says government officials should move to seek custody over the US Marine or face the consequences

Rappler Newscast | October 21, 2014

Oct 21, 2014 - 8:42 PM

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US Marine skips hearing on Olongapo slay

Oct 21, 2014 - 2:10 PM

UPDATED The Olongapo City prosecutor s office begins the premilinary probe into the murder of Jennifer Laude and directs the suspect s lawyer to make him appear on October 27

‘JUSTICE FOR JENNIFER.’ The family of Jennifer Laude arrives at the Olongapo Hall of Justice with Marc Sueselbeck and lawyer Harry Roque on October 21, 2014. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

4 US witnesses in Olongapo slay left Philippines – DFA

Oct 20, 2014 - 5:00 PM

The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs says it was not informed by the US that the 4 witnesses were leaving the country

'JUSTICE FOR LAUDE.' Protestors at the University of the Philippines demand justice for transgender woman Jennifer Laude, 26, whom a US Marine allegedly murdered. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Iligan bishop: Justice, not judgment, for Jennifer Laude

Oct 18, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Iligan Bishop Elenito Galido says there is no point in judging the victim s sexual orientation

Gov't says it's committed to secure justice for Laude

Oct 18, 2014 - 5:09 PM

We understand the grief and we can only imagine the grief that the Laude family is going through because of the death of Jennifer Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte says

A WAKE FOR 'GANDA.' Friends of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, the 26-year-old transgender who was killed by a foreigner in Olongapo, look at his coffin during his wake in Olongapo City yesterday. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

How to kill a fag

Oct 18, 2014 - 2:16 PM

It takes a village – and some visiting forces – to drown a woman in a toilet bowl Sociologist Herbert Docena shares his poem in the light of the death of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude

US to produce Marine sought over Jennifer Laude murder

Oct 18, 2014 - 12:45 PM

US embassy spokeswoman Anna Richey says the suspect is being held on board the USS Peleliu pending an investigation into the death of a transgender Filipino woman

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jennifer Laude, and the suspect now identified as "PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton" in a bar before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

Olongapo's Magsaysay quarter loses luster after murder

Oct 17, 2014 - 4:18 PM

The killing in the northern port city of Olongapo threatens to test longstanding defense ties between Manila and Washington

PROTEST. Filipino protesters shout anti-US slogans in a rally outside the US embassy in Manila, Philippines, 16 October 2014. Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

US Marine ordered to appear in murder probe

Oct 17, 2014 - 2:48 PM

But the question remains: will he face investigators?

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect in a hotel before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

3 foreigners looking for 'buddy Pemberton' on night of slay

Oct 17, 2014 - 7:15 AM

[EXCLUSIVE] A witness says the 3 foreigners ran away when told: Your friend killed my friend

Killing of Jennifer Laude a 'hate crime' – police report

Oct 16, 2014 - 8:17 PM

The investigation report says the suspect engaged Laude for sex service and that the discovery that Laude was gay prompted him to kill the victim

Rappler Newscast | October 16, 2014

Oct 16, 2014 - 7:58 PM

Revilla: Millions are from showbiz earnings Laude died from drowning autopsy report PH not sending health workers to Ebola zone

Family of Jennifer Laude seeks help from Aquino

Oct 16, 2014 - 3:37 PM

The mother of Jennifer Laude is hoping that President Benigno Aquino III will take pity on her family and help them seek justice for her slain child

Jennifer Laude died from drowning: autopsy report

Oct 16, 2014 - 12:40 PM

The report also says that nail clippings from the murder victim will be submitted for DNA examination

Murder complaint filed vs US Marine in Olongapo

Oct 15, 2014 - 6:28 PM

The complaint comes 4 days after transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude was found dead in a hotel bathroom in Olongapo City

Miriam to lead Senate probe into Olongapo slay

Oct 15, 2014 - 3:24 PM

UPDATED Senator Miriam Santiago says the US is expected to invoke the terms of the Visiting Forces Agreement in the case – another reason to terminate the VFA

OLONGAPO SLAY PROBE. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago will lead a probe on the murder of Jeffrey 'Jennifer' Laude. File photo by Rappler

PH wants custody of US Marine in Olongapo slay

Oct 14, 2014 - 2:51 PM

The Philippines will seek custody of PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton tagged in the death of a Filipino transgender woman but the Department of Foreign Affairs says the US can opt to reject the request

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect now identified as "PFC Jeffrey Scott Pemberton" in a bar before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.