US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton admitted Monday that he choked Jennifer Laude to death after discovering she was a transgender.
On his Twitter account (@attyharryroque), Laude’s lawyer Harry Roque said Pemberton admitted his hand in the alleged crime during the hearing on Laude’s murder before the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 74 on Monday, Aug. 24.
Roque said Pemberton admitted engaging into oral sex with Laude until “he felt something that was not supposed to be there.”
Pemberton then said he restrained Jennifer Laude in “arm lock”until she stopped moving, Roque tweeted.
Pemberton then dragged Laude to bathroom and dumped her, Roque added.