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Astoria man indicted in girlfriend’s murder

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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:30 am | Updated: 9:27 am, Thu Jul 19, 2012.

Jason Bohn, who allegedly beat and strangled his girlfriend to death in their shared Astoria apartment on the weekend of June 23, was indicted by a Grand Jury on July 5.

Since Grand Jury proceeding are done in secret, the details of the indictment will not become public until it is filed in court. If convicted, Bohn faces 25 years to life in prison.

Bohn, 33, a lawyer with a masters from Columbia University and a rough childhood, met Danielle Thomas, 27, last fall at their alma mater, the University of Florida. She moved to New York to be with him in March.

Bohn fled from the police for four days, until he was arrested at a diner in White Plains on June 29. Bohn was charged with murder in the second degree, tampering with physical evidence, and first degree criminal contempt.

The Tuesday before his arrest he called the police to report an unconscious woman, Thomas, in his apartment. When officers arrived they found her in a bathtub of ice. It is suspected she was allegedly killed a few days before.

Thomas’ body was taken to her hometown of Danville, Ky., on July 2 where she was remembered with a Disney-themed service on July 6. She worked for Disney in Florida before moving to New York city and landing a job as an ad executive for Weight Watchers.

Bohn had allegedly beaten Thomas before. On June 7, he was charged with assault for brutally beating Thomas. While she was reporting the incident at the 114th Precinct, he called and told her he would hunt her down “like a dog in the street.”

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