Philippine prosecutors today filed murder charges against a US Marine accused of killing a Filipina transgender woman.
Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, 19, had 'probable cause' and used 'treachery, abuse of superior authority and cruelty' against his victim, lead prosecutor Emilie Fe delos Santos told a televised briefing.
'You can see the kind of cruelty she endured, the injuries she sustained,' she said.
'We believe we have a strong case.'
Pemberton will not be allowed to post bail.