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Hearing adjourned for man in Philippines murder case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - 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 Clifton Park 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.

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