Brit boxer denies killing US marine

A British kickboxer on Monday pleaded not guilty to the murder of a former US marine when he appeared in court in Phuket, his lawyer said.

  • Published: 18/02/2013 at 08:08 PM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

Lee Aldhouse, 30, is accused of stabbing to death 23-year-old Dashawn Longfellow - who was in Phuket after sustaining a combat injury in Afghanistan - following a bar fight in 2010.

Mr Aldhouse, known in Phuket by his ring name "The Pitbull", fled to his home country after the incident and become the first British suspect to be extradited to Thailand under a century-old treaty.

"Lee Aldhouse denied the charge of murder," his lawyer Kampon Siriwatunyoo said by telephone.

If convicted Mr Aldhouse could face the death penalty or up to a life sentence in prison.

The next hearing is scheduled for Aug 7, Mr Kampon said.

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