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British kickboxer indicted in Thailand for ex-Marine’s murder

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    In this photo taken Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, British murder suspect Lee Aldhouse walks with Thai police officers shortly after his arrival on the first-ever case of extradition of a criminal suspect from Britain to Thailand, at Phuket airport in Phuket, southern Thailand. Aldhouse, 29, is wanted on suspicion of murdering a former U.S. Marine Dashawn Longfellow in August 2010. He was arrested when he arrived at Heathrow Airport in London after fleeing Thailand in 2010. (AP Photo/Chata Kaolama)
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BANGKOK >> Thai prosecutors have indicted a British kickboxer 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 on Wednesday. He is accused of stabbing to death ex-Marine Dashawn Longfellow after being beaten by the American during a brawl at a Phuket bar.

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.

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