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Hearing adjourned for ex-Marine arrested in Albany on murder charges


ALBANY -- A former U.S. Marine accused of killing two people in the Philippines has asked a federal judge in upstate New York to postpone an extradition hearing.
 
Timothy Kaufman has been jailed since his arrest in April near his grandfather's Albany-area home. He is one of three men charged in the Philippines with the 2011 killing of a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his girlfriend. Philippine authorities seeking the 35-year-old Kaufman's return say he participated in the killing in an area known for its sometimes-seamy club scene.
 
Kaufman has denied the allegations, saying in a jailhouse letter to the media that he'd never do something "so heinous and stupid."
 
The extradition hearing was set for 2 p.m. Tuesday Albany but was rescheduled for Thursday.
 
Kaufman is originally from Knoxville, Tenn.

   AP-WF-06-25-13 1816GMT

 
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