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Tuesday 16 January 2018

British kickboxer guilty of murder

Lee Aldhouse has been found guilty of stabbing to death an ex-Marine after being beaten by the American during a brawl at a Phuket bar
Lee Aldhouse has been found guilty of stabbing to death an ex-Marine after being beaten by the American during a brawl at a Phuket bar

A Thai court has sentenced a British kickboxer to 25 years in jail for the 2010 murder of a former US Marine on a resort island.

The Phuket provincial court today found Lee Aldhouse guilty of stabbing to death ex-Marine Dashawn Longfellow after being beaten by the American during a brawl at a Phuket bar.

The court reduced Aldhouse's sentence from a life sentence because he pleaded guilty.

Aldhouse was a semi-professional kickboxer who fought under the nickname "Pitbull." He had been living on-and-off in Phuket, where Mr Longfellow was also studying the sport.

Aldhouse was extradited to Thailand last year in the first case of extradition of a criminal suspect from Britain to Thailand.

He was arrested at Heathrow Airport after fleeing Thailand.

AP

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