PHUKET – Lee Aldhouse a UK kickboxer suspected of murdering a US marine in Thailand has been accused of fighting with fellow prisoners.
Aldhouse who is currently being held in Phuket jail while he stands trial, is considered to be the worst behaved inmate, it has been reported.
Prison sources have claimed that the 29 year-old, from Yardley, Birmingham, also tore down a flyscreen across his dormitory cell bars.
Aldhouse, known as “Pitbull” on the kickboxing circuit, has denied murdering Dashawn Longfellow, aged 23, in Phuket in 2010.
He sparked an international manhunt when he fled Thailand following the American’s death.
“He has a highly developed sense of self-importance,” the source told Thai media.
“He is mostly avoided by other prisoners because his behaviour is erratic.”
Another British prisoner became involved in a punch-up with the former Thai kickboxer, the source said, but neither man was seriously injured.
Aldhouse dislikes the new flywire screens, added to the cell dormitory bars to keep out mosquitoes and other insects.
The entire dormitory’s other 29 occupants had no problem with the screens.
“Lee pulled them all down,” the source said. “His visiting rights might be curtailed as punishment.”
In December, Aldhouse became the first Briton to be sent to Thailand under an extradition agreement between the two countries that had been in place for 101 years.
The source claimed that prison guards are sensitive about treating Aldhouse too harshly because of continuing concerns in Britain about a British citizen being extradited to a jail in a developing country.
Aldhouse’s trial is due to recommence in August. He previously told Phuket Provincial Court that he “could not remember” much about the night Mr Longfellow died because he had been “drinking heavily”.
He initially admitted stabbing the Iraq war hero to death but alleged he was acting in self-defence.
Mr Longfellow died from stab wounds on April 14, 2010, while he was holidaying on the tropical island after being injured while serving with the US Marines in Afghanistan.
It is alleged that he was murdered in a brawl in a nightspot called The Freedom.
Mr Longfellow’s relatives are planning to fly to Phuket to see justice done.
Bobbette Anderson, Mr Longfellow’s aunt, said she and his mother were hoping to get to Phuket for the trial judge’s decision.
“I want to see Aldhouse’s face when he is sentenced for his senseless murder of my nephew,” Ms Anderson said.
“I hope he rots in hell for taking a wonderful man’s life.
“We are hoping he is found guilty and spends the rest of his miserable life in a Thai prison.”