Phuket Gazette

PHUKET: British national Lee Aldhouse entered a plea of not guilty this week for the murder of former US Marine Dashawn Longfellow in Phuket in 2010.

Aldhouse was presented to the Phuket Provincial Court on Wednesday and formally charged with murder. The maximum penalty under the charge is death.

“He has been charged with premeditated murder under Section 288 of the Thai Criminal Code. The penalty for that charge is death or a term of imprisonment of 15 to 20 years,” Tawan Suknirundorn, the public prosecutor assigned to the case, confirmed.

However, Mr Tawan explained that his understanding was that the death penalty would not be considered as an option in the sentencing if Aldhouse were found guilty, as he had already confessed to stabbing Mr Longfellow.

“Mr Aldhouse entered a plea of not guilty to the court on December 26,” defending lawyer Somkiet Pornpromma confirmed to the Phuket Gazette.

“However, on February 18, at 1:30 pm, both parties will be in court to set the trial date,” Mr Tawan said. “On that day, the judge will ask Mr Aldhouse again if he chooses to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.”
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I hope they will give him 20 years without any deduction if he admits that he Kill Mr. Longfellow, served at "Bangkok Hilton"

Posted by Mj December 30, 2012 11:41:15AM

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Anyone know how he can confess to to the stabbing but not to the murder? It just appears to be a lie. It seems quite clear that he did commit the murder and should receive the death penalty [if he is found guilty in the court].

Posted by The original Steve December 30, 2012 11:47:53PM

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Anyone know how he can confess to to the stabbing but not to the murder? It just appears to be a lie. It seems quite clear that he did commit the murder and should receive the death penalty [if he is found guilty in the court].

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He's admitting manslaughter, but denying murder. Not having seen all the evidence myself, I couldn't really comment on his guilt. You obviously have contacts in the upper echelons of the Thai police to be privy to all the evidence, and to decide someone's guilt. As for the death penalty, it's my understanding that one of the conditions of extradition is that the death penalty will not be sought by the prosecution.

Posted by ronaldo December 31, 2012 06:37:37PM

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Anyone know how he can confess to to the stabbing but not to the murder? It just appears to be a lie. It seems quite clear that he did commit the murder and should receive the death penalty [if he is found guilty in the court].

Posted by The original Steve

He's admitting manslaughter, but denying murder. Not having seen all the evidence myself, I couldn't really comment on his guilt. You obviously have contacts in the upper echelons of the Thai police to be privy to all the evidence, and to decide someone's guilt. As for the death penalty, it's my understanding that one of the conditions of extradition is that the death penalty will not be sought by the prosecution.

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Thank you Ronaldo. Sometimes it appears so straight forward and then it's not.

Posted by The original Steve December 31, 2012 11:26:20PM

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Anyone know how he can confess to to the stabbing but not to the murder? It just appears to be a lie. It seems quite clear that he did commit the murder and should receive the death penalty [if he is found guilty in the court].

Posted by The original Steve

He's admitting manslaughter, but denying murder. Not having seen all the evidence myself, I couldn't really comment on his guilt. You obviously have contacts in the upper echelons of the Thai police to be privy to all the evidence, and to decide someone's guilt. As for the death penalty, it's my understanding that one of the conditions of extradition is that the death penalty will not be sought by the prosecution.

Posted by ronaldo

Thank you Ronaldo. Sometimes it appears so straight forward and then it's not.

Posted by The original Steve December 31, 2012 11:26:20PM

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Anyone know how he can confess to to the stabbing but not to the murder? It just appears to be a lie. It seems quite clear that he did commit the murder and should receive the death penalty [if he is found guilty in the court].

Posted by The original Steve

He's admitting manslaughter, but denying murder. Not having seen all the evidence myself, I couldn't really comment on his guilt. You obviously have contacts in the upper echelons of the Thai police to be privy to all the evidence, and to decide someone's guilt. As for the death penalty, it's my understanding that one of the conditions of extradition is that the death penalty will not be sought by the prosecution.

Posted by ronaldo December 31, 2012 06:37:37PM

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Anyone know how he can confess to to the stabbing but not to the murder? It just appears to be a lie. It seems quite clear that he did commit the murder and should receive the death penalty [if he is found guilty in the court].

Posted by The original Steve December 30, 2012 11:47:53PM

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I hope they will give him 20 years without any deduction if he admits that he Kill Mr. Longfellow, served at "Bangkok Hilton"

Posted by Mj December 30, 2012 11:41:15AM

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