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Detail from DaShawn Longfellow's passport  . . . murder trial to come

Wanted Phuket Kickboxer 'Held on Shotgun Charge'

Monday, September 20, 2010
BRITISH kickboxer Lee Aldhouse, wanted on Phuket for the murder of former American Marine DaShawn Longfellow, was once imprisoned for possession of a firearm, a British newspaper has reported

The Birmingham Mail says that Aldhouse, who escaped police on Phuket and fled back to Britain where he was arrested on arrival at London's Heathrow Airport, was sentenced to three years in custody in 2003, at the age of 20, over a sawn-off shotgun.

The weapon was found when police executed a raid on premises in the Solihull region, close to Birmingham. The newspaper reports that Aldhouse was later sentenced to 36 months in a young offenders' institute for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. He was released in August 2004, according to the Birmingham Mail.

It is believed that Aldhouse's criminal record and early release enabled British police to hold him when he returned to Britain. He is thought to have fled Phuket by road to Cambodia then headed back to Britain on a flight from Singapore.

Whether a British court would support an application for Aldhouse's extradition to Thailand remains unclear. It has been reported that because Thailand retains capital punishment, that could pose a problem. However, diplomatic sources contacted by Phuketwan say this is not likely to impede the process.

American authorities would be reticent to allow Aldhouse to avoid a trial in Thailand for the murder of Longfellow, a war veteran awarded the Purple Heart. He was stabbed to death at his apartment before dawn on August 14.

Incriminating evidence includes security camera footage of a man who looks like Aldhouse taking two knives from a 7-Eleven store not far from the scene of the crime.

The US Embassy has yet to respond to a request from Phuketwan for an outline as to what could happen, in theory, in a case where an American became a murder victim and the extradition of the prime suspect to a third country is required.

Phuketwan has posted the dramatic footage of a man who looks like Aldhouse obtaining two knives from a 7-Eleven store shortly before DaShawn Longfellow was stabbed to death. View the footage at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvuYakEINGg

CNN coverage with Phuketwan can be viewed at:
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/08/17/thailand.kickboxing.killer/?hpt=T2#fbid=j8b3WNTelG3&wom=false
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PHOTO ALBUM Newly viewed footage from inside a Phuket 7 Eleven store shows a man who looks like hunted fugitive Lee Aldhouse demanding knives shortly before a fatal stabbing death.
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