British kickboxer faces death penalty in Thailand

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The Independent Online

A British kickboxer could face the death penalty in Thailand after being charged with murdering an American soldier at a popular holiday resort.

Lee Aldhouse, 29, from Birmingham, is accused of stabbing 23-year-old Dashawn Longfellow to death after an argument in a bar in August 2010. Mr Aldhouse was flown out of the UK earlier this month in the first-ever extradition of a criminal suspect from Britain to Thailand.