MANILA – A former US marine facing double murder charges in the Philippines has died of a heart attack.
Authorities say 37-year-old Timothy Kaufman was found unconscious in jail and was declared on arrival in a hospital on Aug. 15.
Kaufman was one of three men accused in the 2011 murder of David Balmer, a former Irish police officer and Balmer’s girlfirend Elma De Guia near Angeles City in Pampanga.
The Texas-based Kaufman was arrested near his grandfather’s home in New York in 2013 and was extradited back to the Philippines last year.
He denied any involvement in the killings.