While there is no official comment, the US family of the former Marine who was knifed to death on Phuket in August last year has told Phuketwan they are delighted with news that British Foreign Secretary Theresa May has approved the extradition.
Marquis Longfellow wrote in response to a reporter's question on a Facebook tribute page to his brother: ''That was great news to hear after a long year we can finally get a litte piece of mind to know my brother Dashawn's killer is finally being brought to justice.
''I wish i could see the look on Lee's face when he is forced to rot in prison for the life he took from us. I love and miss you very much, Dashawn. I look forward to the day i can see you again you are and always will be my hero.''
A sister, Bobbette Anderson, responded: ''Dashawn's family is THRILLED that the extradition is going to happen. We have waited over a year now for this decision and can only hope the trial in Thailand will be swift and justice will finally be served with that bastard rotting in a Thai prison.''
Mr Aldhouse still has 14 days in which to appeal to Britain's High Court. A Queen's Counsel is overseeing the case on behalf of Mr Aldhouse, so an appeal would seem likely.
It appears, though, that the Foreign Secretary may have rejected an argument that conditions in Thai jails fall below international standards as a reason for disallowing the extradition.
If for some reason the British High Court turns down Thailand's application, it would be highly likely that the American Government would step in on behalf of Mr Longfellow's family to seek alternative means of having Mr Aldhouse face a trial.
Mr Longfellow was 23 and a former Marine who had been awarded a Purple Heart when he was stabbed to death after a bar brawl on Phuket last year. Mr Aldhouse, having challenged fellow kickboxer Mr Longfellow to a fight and lost, then allegedly went to a nearby 7-Eleven store, secured two knives, went to Mr Longfellow's nearby apartment and ambushed him when he returned home.
While officials are reluctant to talk about the case, the murder and extradition application appear to be precedent-setting for several reasons.
With several Britons already in Phuket Prison, the difference in conditions between prisons in Thailand and elsewhere seems, on the basis of the Foreign Secretary's decision, to be of less importance than the need for justice to be pursued.
Another difference is that Thailand does not employ the jury system, so judges in Thailand will decide guilt or innocence if the extradition is carried out.
A plea of guilty generally carries more concessions in Thailand than in most Western countries.
But having fled the country and fought extradition, could Mr Aldhouse eventually find it in his best interests to plead guilty if and when he is placed on trial for murder on Phuket?
Mr Longfellow's family and friends will have to wait for fate to answer that one.