TN man in Philippines murder case due in NY court

Posted at: 06/27/2013 10:53 AM
Updated at: 06/27/2013 12:40 PM
By: WNYT Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A former U.S. Marine accused of killing two people in the Philippines is due in an upstate New York court for a rescheduled extradition hearing.
Timothy Kaufman was arrested in April near his grandfather's Albany-area home. The 35-year-old is one of three men charged by authorities in the Philippines with the 2011 killing of a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his girlfriend.
Philippine authorities say Kaufman participated in a premeditated killing in an area known for its sometimes-seamy club scene.
The hearing in federal court in Albany was delayed for two days to Thursday afternoon at the request of the defense attorney.
Kaufman has denied the allegations.
Kaufman is originally from Knoxville, Tenn.
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