British kickboxer on murder charge in Thailand
Wednesday 26 December 2012
Thai prosecutors have charged a British kickboxer in connection with the 2010 stabbing of a former US Marine on a resort island.
Lee Aldhouse is accused of stabbing to death Dashawn Longfellow after being beaten by the American during a brawl at a Phuket bar.
Aldhouse was a semi-professional kickboxer who fought under the nickname Pitbull. He had been living on and off in Phuket, where Longfellow was also studying the sport.
Aldhouse was extradited to Thailand earlier this month in the first case of extradition of a criminal suspect from England to Thailand.
He was arrested at Heathrow Airport in London in 2010 after flying out from Thailand shortly after Longfellow was stabbed to death at his hotel.
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