THE Olongapo City regional trial court has ordered the release of US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton who was convicted for the death of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in in 2014.
In a decision, the court granted Pemberto’s bid for release after serving 10 years, one month, and 10 days that included his good conduct time allowance (GCTA).
Also, Olongapo RTC Judge Roline M. Ginez-Jabalde noted that Pemberton has already paid in full the monetary damages to Laude’s family amounting to P4. 6 million.
The court ordered the Bureau of Corrections to release Pemberton unless he was being held on other charges.