Joseph Scott Pemberton's Mug Shot Released

Mug shot photos of US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was charged with murder for the killing of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, has been released by the Olongapo City police on Saturday.

Joseph Scott Pemberton Mug Shot Photo

Authorities also showed to members of media an information sheet with his fingerprints.

Various reports said Pemberton appeared before the Olongapo City regional trial court for the first time last Friday, two months after Laude was found dead at a motel.

He was not arraigned.

Pemberton reportedly asked for the postponement of the arraignment proceedings, saying his application for the downgrading of the charge of murder to homicide should be resolved first.

Photos courtesy of the Philippine National Police