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PH to ask custody of Pemberton once arrest warrant is out

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 02:44 PM October 16, 2014
USS Peleliu. Jennifer Laude (inset). INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

USS Peleliu. Jennifer Laude (inset). INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will formally request custody of US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton only after an arrest warrant has been issue by a court.

DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Charles Jose said that the current stage is still in the preliminary investigation

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“We are still in the preliminary investigation. We will formally request custody once an arrest warrant is issued by the court,” he said in a briefing Thursday.

Pemberton is implicated in the death of a Filipino transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in Olongapo City.

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