PHUKET – Thai prosecutors have indicted British kickboxer, Lee Aldhouse on murder charges in connection with the 2010 stabbing of a former U.S. Marine on a resort island.
A Phuket court indicted Lee Aldhouse today. He is accused of stabbing to death ex-Marine Dashawn Longfellow after being beaten by the American during a brawl at a Phuket bar.Longfellow was a Purple Heart recipient after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan
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 London’s Heathrow Airport in 2010 after flying out from Thailand shortly after Longfellow was stabbed to death at his hotel.
Longfellow, 23, had served in the Marines and was a machine gunner for the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, said Matt Gronbach, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, who was in the same unit with Longfellow.
Longfellow’s mother, Tammy Longfellow of Norman, Oklahoma City, told Oklahoma City television station her son had traveled to Thailand to gain more knowledge about Thai kickboxing. Longfellow’s passport was issued in Littleton, Colorado, according to Thai police.
Media reported that Longfellow was a Purple Heart recipient after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.