Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Justice?

I believe so. A couple a weeks ago I wrote about the murder of trans-woman by a U.S. Marine and if he would be tried under military law or be transferred over to the Philippine authorities. We now know the answer,
Marine suspected of trans woman’s murder transferred to Philippine custody
LGBTQNation
JIM GOMEZ | Associated Press
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pemberton’s transfer by helicopter to Manila early Wednesday was agreed by the U.S. and the Philippines, Philippine military chief of staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang told a news conference. He said that Pemberton will be detained in an air-conditioned van, directly guarded by U.S. Marines while Philippine military guards will be posted outside the compound, he said.

“They agreed to put him in a facility which will pass U.S. custodial standards,” Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin told The Associated Press. “We’re happy with this because he’s a suspect in a crime that was committed in our country.”
According to the article the U.S. military authorities will have custody of him until the end of the trial and if he found guilty he will serve his time in a Philippine prison. 

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