Philippines deports US Marine pardoned for transgender killing
Philippines deports US Marine pardoned for transgender killing

Manila (AFP) – A US marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines was deported on Sunday after being pardoned by President Rodrigo Duterte.Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was halfway through his maximum 10-year prison term for the 2014 murder when Duterte this week unexpectedly ordered his release, drawing condemnation from rights groups.Escorted by US military personnel, the 25-year-old boarded a US military plane at Manila airport, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration said.”Pemberton wishes to express his deepest gratitude to President Duterte for granting him an a…

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