- Law grad is sentenced to life for murder of girlfriend whose pleas were recorded on cell phone
Law grad is sentenced to life for murder of girlfriend whose pleas were recorded on cell phone
Posted Apr 16, 2014 7:01 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A University of Florida law grad has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his girlfriend, who had an order of protection against him.
Jason Bohn, 35, cried so hard during his sentencing that his nose began to bleed, report the New York Post and CBS New York. He was convicted in March after jurors heard a voice mail recording of the girlfriend, 27-year-old Danielle Thomas, repeatedly tell Bohn she couldn’t breathe as he beat and strangled her.
The recording picked up Bohn saying, “This is your life,” and, “Danielle, you don’t have a lot of time.” The recording was made as part of an apparent cellphone pocket dial during the slaying.
During the sentencing hearing, Bohn told the court, "I’ll never forgive myself for what I did and not getting help for my emotional and psychological issues." His lawyer had claimed Bohn had intermittent explosive disorder.
Thomas had told police about two weeks before the murder that Bohn had a history of hurting and threatening her, the Associated Press reports. He called Thomas while she was at the police station; a sergeant heard him saying he would “hunt her down like a dog in the streets.” Bohn was arrested that day and charged with assault and aggravated harassment. Thomas had also obtained an order of protection against Bohn.