Criminal Justice

Lawyer Accused of Girlfriend's Murder Slams Her and Makes Excuses for Himself in Facebook Post


A University of Florida law graduate charged with the first-degree murder of his girlfriend in their Queens, N.Y., apartment composed a Facebook post criticizing his girlfriend and talking about how he felt the night of the murder and the day after.

“The night in question? In all honesty, it was an accident,” Jason Bohn, 33, said in a Facebook post that he dictated to his younger brother, Chris, from the prison ward at Bellevue Hospital, where he’s being held for the June 24 murder of his girlfriend, Danielle Thomas, the New York Post reports. DNAinfo.com New York has a screen shot of the post, and the Daily Mail has a transcript of it.

“In short, I was heavily intoxicated, under a great deal of stress, and completely blacked out. I woke up the next morning in complete shock. My knuckles were bruised badly, and she was on the floor, unconscious,” Bohn wrote.

In the post, Bohn said he suspected his girlfriend was a cheater. “At the very least, I gradually confirmed she was a compulsive liar, particularly with regard to relations with the opposite sex, both past and present,” he wrote.

Bohn said Thomas’ lies made him insecure and angry about their relationship and that he got drunk and snapped the night she was killed—just weeks after she had obtained a restraining order against him for a previous assault.

After the killing, police say Bohn packed Thomas’ battered body in ice and then went on the lam, sending emails to her friends pretending to be her, saying she was safe. Her body was found two days later. He was arrested on June 29.

Thomas’ grandmother, Juanita Hardgrove, said it figures that Bohn would blame Thomas for her death.

“Jason murdered my granddaughter,” she said. “What else is there to say?”

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