PH Court Enters Not Guilty Plea for US Marine in Transgender Killing

 Private First Class John Scott Pemberton (Source: Olongapo City Police)

Private First Class John Scott Pemberton (Source: Olongapo City Police)

A US Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipina refused to enter a plea on Monday, prompting a court to submit not guilty for him so his trial could go ahead, reports Interaksyon.com. Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton declined to make a plea because he wants a higher court to first hear his appeal for the case to be dismissed.