3 Other US Marines Acquitted
This is the Decision rendered by Judge Benjamin Pozon in the celebrated Subic Bay Rape Case. I just listened to it being read and I have no basis to question its fairness or correctness. Rape is a heinous and horrible crime. Both Filipinos and Americans abhor its every commission.
Let the Law render its judgment and punish the guilty.
Daniel J. Smith has just received a sentence of reclusion perpetua and ordered to compensate Suzette Nicolas, the real person behind the pseudonym "NICOLE" for moral and compensatory damages.
Convict Smith has been ordered held at the Makati City Jail until the Philippine and US governments can come to a final arrangement.
The three co-accused US Marines were acquitted of conspiracy to commit the crime.
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