Dec 01, 2015 9:41 AM GMT
On December 1, 2015, the Olongapo Regional Trial Court found Pemberton guilty of homicide with two mitigating circumstances in the death of Laude and sentenced him to 6 to 12 years in jail. Homicide is a lesser charge than murder. The court said that "The killing of Laude amounted only to homicide" and did not meet the standards for murder. Pemberton, in the court's view, acted out of "passion and obfuscation". The court said about Pemberton that "in the heat of passion, he arm-locked the deceased, and dunked his (her) head in the toilet."[
MuchMoreThanMuscle saidHe should have gotten a murder conviction.
He's getting off too easily.
If he was fearful of having gay sex before he'll more than likely have to face his fears now while in prison for six to twelve years.
DOMINUS saidI don't understand the defendant's argument--i.e., that he choked the transgender because he was acting in self-defense. Was he being attacked? It sounds like he was being pleasured. Of course he didn't deserve to be deceived (assuming that's what happened), but the transgender didn't deserve to die for that deception.