An American military man behaving badly?
First accused, then charged, now having made the first court appearance.
And innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, at least by American standards.
"They are young, they are aggressive, they drink a lot!"
1. "US refuses to hand over marine accused of killing transgender Filipino"
"Joseph Pemberton currently held at US military base in Philippines US embassy says position is in line with bilateral forces agreement"
"The United States embassy in Manila has turned down a request from Philippine authorities to hand over a marine accused of the killing of a transgender Filipino, a move that could spark anti-American protest in the former US colony."
2. "US marine charged with killing Filipino transgender woman"
"Joseph Pemberton faces 20 years in jail if found guilty of murder of Jennifer Laude in case that has fanned anti-US sentiment"
"Prosecutors in the Philippines have filed murder charges against a US marine accused of killing a Filipino transgender woman in a case that has fanned anti-American sentiment."
3. "Marine in Philippine transgender murder case makes first court appearance"
"A United States Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino appeared in court for the first time on Friday, as his lawyers sought the suspension of the trial, in a case that could test the strength of security ties between the two allies."
Mr. Pemberton faces the camera in this image. This man is in serious trouble.
Mr. Pemberton having met a met a person HE OBVIOUSLY THOUGHT WAS A WOMAN. MR. PEMBERTON HOPING FOR A ROMANTIC INTERLUDE BUT MUCH TO HIS DISMAY QUICKLY FINDING OUT THAT LAUDE HAD ORIGINALLY BEEN A HE! Mr. Pemberton then responding in an emotional and violent manner. That is how I see it.