No rape! CA’s women justices reverse Cpl. Smith conviction

Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith, the US marine convicted in December 2006 by a lower court of raping a Filipina in Subic, was acquitted ironically by the women justices of the Philippine’s Court of Appeals Thursday.

“Wherefore, on reasonable ground, the accused Lance Corporal Daniel Smith is hereby acquitted of the crime of rape as alleged in the information,” said the appellate court in its 71-page decision.

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