Friday, November 20, 2015

Bulletin: Joseph Scott Pemberton: The Philippines; Verdict to be delivered on Dec. 1. Inquirer News;

"The verdict on whether detained United States Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton murdered transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude would be given on Dec. 1, instead of Nov. 24 as earlier scheduled. Deputy City Prosecutor Misael Ladaga on Thursday said Pemberton’s lawyers filed a motion in court requesting for the postponement of the promulgation on Nov. 24, prompting Judge Roline Ginez-Jabalde of Regional Trial Court Branch 74 here to reset it a week later. “The resetting [of the promulgation] was at the instance of the defense. Allegedly the three counsels of Pemberton are not available on Nov. 24, so it is now Dec. 1,” said lawyer Virgie Suarez, private counsel of the Laude family................ Pemberton was charged with murder on Dec. 15 last year after government prosecutors, headed by City Prosecutor Emily Fe de los Santos, found probable cause to pursue the criminal complaint filed by the Laude family.