Kickboxer Lee Aldhouse Suspect In Dashawn Longfellow Murder
British Kickboxer Lee Aldhouse Prime Suspect In Murder Of Ex-Marine Dashawn Longfellow At Freedom Bar, In Phuket, Thailand: Aldhouse Thai Kickboxing Youtube Video
It was a barroom brawl at the Freedom Bar in the vacation resort of Phuket in Thailand that that lead to the death of ex-marine and purple heart recipient, Dashawn Longfellow.
And the prime suspect curently being hunted by Thai police is a 28 year old British Kickboxer, Lee Aldhouse.
Dashawn Longfellow's body was found with stabs wounds on the weekend at Yanui Paradise Resort in Phuket.
Police say it is clear what happened. According to reports Dashawn Longfellow was at the Freedom Bar with his girlfriend when Aldhouse picked a fight. Apparently, Lee Aldhouse competed on the local kick boxing circuit as the Youtube video shows, and was known as a bully prone to picking fights in bars to test his skills. Police Colonel Anukul Nooket says it was Alhouse who was on the losing end of a fight with Longfellow.
But the American overpowered Aldhouse and apparently humiliated him, Anukul said. Onlookers broke up the fight, but the Briton allegedly followed the couple back to their hotel where Longfellow dropped off his girlfriend and went to a convenience store.
"The American came back to see (Aldhouse) with a knife," Anukul said, citing witnesses. "He died from stabs to his chest."
A bloodied kitchen knife was found near the hotel, Anukul said.
Longfellow had served in the U.S. Marines and was a machine gunner for the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, said Matt Gronbach, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, who was in the same unit with Longfellow.
"Dashawn was a caring and loving person. One of the nicest guys you could ever be around. Great friend, brother and son. He was just a huge teddy bear that everyone loved," Gronbach said in an e-mail.