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Murder Fugitive Aldhouse To Arrive In Phuket On Saturday

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Murder fugitive Aldhouse to arrive in Phuket on Saturday

Phuket Gazette

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Chalong Police Superintendent Sirisak Wasasiri today confirmed that the Phuket murder fugitive Lee Aldhouse will arrive in Phuket on Saturday. Photo: Chutharat Plerin

PHUKET: -- British national Lee Aldhouse, wanted in Phuket for the stabbing murder of former US Marine Dashawn Longfellow in August 2010, will be extradited from the UK and will arrive in Phuket on Saturday.

Aldhouse, also known by his kickboxing nickname “The Pitbull”, will arrive at about 7pm, Chalong Police Superintendent Sirisak Wasasiri told the Phuket Gazette today.

Chalong Police will form part of the police protection unit assigned to transfer Aldhouse from Phuket International Airport to a detention center yet to be disclosed, Col Sirisak said.

“We have received official notice to escort Mr Aldhouse from the airport, where he will be arriving at about 7pm. At this stage, that is all we know,” Col Sirisak added.

The Gazette understands that Intranee Sumawong, Executive Director of International Affairs at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in Bangkok, has been dispatched to the UK to oversee the formal handover of Aldhouse to the Thai authorities.

Aldhouse, 27, successfully fled Thailand after he allegedly stabbed American Deshawn Longfellow to death in August 2010. He was later arrested at Heathrow Airport on an unrelated charge when he tried to re-enter the UK.

The OAG, citing a preponderance of evidence in the case, moved quickly to request the extradition of Mr Aldhouse.

Learning from past mistakes, the OAG assured the British Government that he would not face the death penalty if convicted.

In reaction to the news that Aldhouse will be returned to Phuket to stand trial, Dashawn’s sister, Sabré Anderson, yesterday posted on the Dashawn Longfellow Memorial Facebook page the following message dedicated to “Bubba”, the family nickname for Dashawn:

“I can’t believe it’s finally happening… We have waited so long for justice, and now we are finally pushing towards it. And the British people are wasting no time now in getting that [man] back to Thailand where he can rot in a prison for taking your amazing life away…

“No amount of suffering that is brought to him will bring you back to us, but he deserves every pain and suffer filled second of it.”

Source: http://www.phuketgaz...rday-19577.html

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-- Phuket Gazette 2012-11-27

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Whatever sentence he gets, isn't it so that he will do 4 years here and the rest of his time in UK ?

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I think after the initial Thai request for extradition, it was always a case of allowing the application of (UK) law to take it's course, and there has never been reluctance on the part of the UK judiciary or Government to allow the extradition to take place. As with other well publicised cases, the appeals process is a long and sometimes tortuous one.

Without wishing to sound sympathetic in any way, and hopefully they will be the first of many, but worth remembering also that Aldhouse has been on remand in prison since his arrest at Heathrow for over 2 years, unlike other 'local' murder cases where the defendants are granted immediate bail (if they even decide to voluntarily give themselves up).

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Is this the same Pol. Col who said he'll be arriving back on Phuket within a week back in 2010?

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Wow, how come he cannot do the whole european human rights thing?

Given Thai jail sentences for Westerners who murder other Westerners here (3 years and under), he'll probably spend less time in prison this way.

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Wow, how come he cannot do the whole european human rights thing?

Given Thai jail sentences for Westerners who murder other Westerners here (3 years and under), he'll probably spend less time in prison this way.

You reckon? It isn't a chance I would want to take to be honest. Manslaughter in the UK, may get 7 and do 3.

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Given Thai jail sentences for Westerners who murder other Westerners here (3 years and under), he'll probably spend less time in prison this way.

You reckon? It isn't a chance I would want to take to be honest. Manslaughter in the UK, may get 7 and do 3.

I read a post on another forum yesterday with links to two Westerners who were convicted (or plead guilty) of murdering another Westerner in Thailand. Their total sentences were 3 1/2 years for one, and I think the other was 2 1/2 years but he was deported after serving 2 years.

I haven't seen any other Thai sentences where a Westerner is convicted and sentenced for murdering another Westerner, but if somebody finds one please post it up. :)

IIRC from reports Lee Aldhouse had about 5 million baht transferred into his Thai bank account just afterwards.

I'm sure I don't need to comment on what that might be arranged to be used for.

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Given Thai jail sentences for Westerners who murder other Westerners here (3 years and under), he'll probably spend less time in prison this way.

You reckon? It isn't a chance I would want to take to be honest. Manslaughter in the UK, may get 7 and do 3.

I read a post on another forum yesterday with links to two Westerners who were convicted (or plead guilty) of murdering another Westerner in Thailand. Their total sentences were 3 1/2 years for one, and I think the other was 2 1/2 years but he was deported after serving 2 years.

I haven't seen any other Thai sentences where a Westerner is convicted and sentenced for murdering another Westerner, but if somebody finds one please post it up. :)

IIRC from reports Lee Aldhouse had about 5 million baht transferred into his Thai bank account just afterwards.

I'm sure I don't need to comment on what that might be arranged to be used for.

I would say thats not true, I thinking ts gone a bit to far to be able to bribe anybody and expect to get a light sentence, this being the first time a English guy has been extradited to Thailand I would think that he will be made a example of and look at over 10

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