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Imee Marcos on Pemberton pardon: Justice has been served

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Senator Imee Marcos said that justice has already been served despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s granting of absolute pardon to US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton.

Pemberton was convicted of killing transgender woman Jennifer Laude in 2014.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and but has only served 5 years.

Marcos said Laude’s death was “unfortunate.”

“The Philippines took jurisdiction over the case as mandated by the Visiting Forces Agreement,” she said.

“Justice has been served with the Philippine judicial system functioning in accordance with its constitutional duties,” Marcos added.

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