A cartoon of the prophet lip-locked with the magazine's editorial director was no doubt high on the list of resentments attackers used to justify killings in Paris.
LGBT people were attacked, harassed, and brutalized this year, but very few states in the U.S. specifically classify these assaults as hate crimes.
Police are looking for two other suspects in connection to what they call a "robbery gone bad."
During the 60-day delay, Filipino advocates have high hopes for a review of the Visiting Forces Agreement, which has allowed the U.S. to remain involved in U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton's custody.
Carla Salazar's murder was a mystery for 25 years, until advances in forensics finally led police to a suspect — the first arrest by a new task force focusing on cold cases.
Keymori Shatoya Johnson was shot to death two weeks ago, but local police and media have been reluctant to publicly identify her as a trans woman and possibly consider her murder a hate crime.
After being turned over to Filipino authorities in October, U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton now officially faces murder charges for the brutal strangulation of Filipina national Jennifer Laude.