British kickboxer guilty of murder
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.