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British kickboxer gets 25 years for US Marine murder

A Thai court sentenced a British kickboxer to 25 years in prison Thursday for the murder of a former US Marine following a bar fight on the island of Phuket. The sentence on Lee Aldhouse was reduced from life imprisonment because he pleaded guilty to stabbing to death 23-year-old Dashawn Longfellow in 2010. The victim was in Thailand after sustaining a combat injury in Afghanistan.

British kickboxer pleads guilty to US marine murder

A British kickboxer on Wednesday pleaded guilty to murdering a former US Marine during a bar fight in Thailand, his lawyer said, reversing his previous plea. Prosecutors allege Lee Aldhouse stabbed to death 23-year-old Dashawn Longfellow -- who was in Phuket after sustaining a combat injury in Afghanistan -- in a 2010 fight in the tourist resort of Phuket. Aldhouse, known in Phuket by his ring name "The Pitbull", fled to his home country after the incident and become the first British suspect to be extradited to Thailand under a century-old treaty.

British boxer denies killing US Marine in Thailand

A British kickboxer on Monday pleaded not guilty to the murder of a former US marine as he appeared in court on the Thai resort island of Phuket, his lawyer said. Lee Aldhouse, 30, is accused of stabbing to death 23-year-old Dashawn Longfellow -- who was in Phuket after sustaining a combat injury in Afghanistan -- following a bar fight in 2010. Aldhouse, known in Phuket by his ring name "The Pitbull", fled to his home country after the incident and become the first British suspect to be extradited to Thailand under a century-old treaty.
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