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Lee Aldhouse arrives back on Phuket in December, bound for jail

Phuket's VIP Prisoner Still Alarms Jailers

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
PHUKET: Troublesome British prisoner Lee Aldhouse continues to disturb life at Phuket Prison, fighting with another inmate and tearing down a flyscreen across his dormitory cell bars.

Aldhouse, due in August to face the continuation of his trial for the alleged murder of a former US Marine in 2010, is considered the worst-behaved inmate in the Phuket jail, sources have told Phuketwan.

Worse may be to come for Aldhouse with relatives of the man he stabbed to death, Dashawn Longfellow, planning to fly to Phuket to see justice done.

Bobbette Anderson, Dashawn's aunt, said she and Dashawn's 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 today. ''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.''

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. He continues to seek VIP treatment inside Phuket Prison.

''He has a highly developed sense of self-importance,'' one source said. ''He is mostly avoided by other prisoners because his behavior 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.

More of a problem, though, was Aldhouse's dislike of the new flywire screens, added to the cell dormitory bars to keep out mosquitoes and other insects.

All of the dormitory's other 29 occupants had no problem with the screens. But Aldhouse did.

''Lee pulled them all down,'' the source said. ''His visiting rights might be curtailed as punishment.''

Jailers 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 admits to killing Longfellow on Phuket then fleeing to Brtain, where he was apprehended, but denies he intended to commit murder.

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How can 1 prisoner be causing so much disruption? keep removing any privileges until he has none. If that fails, lock him in the lady-boys' cell.

Posted by Logic on April 9, 2013 14:32

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Logic, if they are too harsh on this man, it may violate the extradition order, as it has "special" rules.

Once these have been known to be broken, I am sure he will have to be flown back to England.

The only reason we know this is from previous stories.

Posted by Tbs on April 11, 2013 08:37

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It took a long time to get Aldhouse back in Thailand, and I hope he stays there for a much longer time in prison.

Posted by edward c. stengel on May 2, 2013 02:27

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I know lee n wat he has done is disgraceful but he has always had problems from wen he was little his school the law everyone knew he wasn't rite but nothink was done. I agree that he has done wrong but it dnt stop his family lovin him so people shud leave the family out of it love u lee xx

Posted by Apz on August 24, 2013 11:52


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