Accused murderer talks about girlfriend's death on Facebook
(CBS News) Jason Bohn is currently being held in protective custody at Bellevue Hospital in New York, accused of strangling his girlfriend Danielle Thomas in June.
Even with a first-degree murder charge hanging over him, Bohn chose to discuss the event on Facebook, calling it "an accident," according to WCBS-TV in New York.
The police complaint states that Thomas' body was found on June 26 bruised, lying face up in the bathtub, surrounded with ice in the couple's Astoria apartment.
WCBS reports police also found two handwritten notes in Thomas' apartment. The first note allegedly stated, "It was an accident, it was an accident, it was an accident ... I had been drinking and I was drunk when I got home. She was already asleep. I woke up and there was fighting between us, and when I woke up again she was unconscious. I am sorry."
The second note allegedly read, "Dani, I will love you forever."
Bohn later repeated the claim of it being an accident in a note he dictated to his brother with the instructions to post it on Facebook, WCBS reports.
The Facebook note reads: "I suspected she 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. As a result I grew insecure and abusive. The night in question? In all honesty, it was an accident.
"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.
"Thank you for being my friends! Very heartfelt sorry to all of the people I hurt over the years, especially her and her family/friends. God Bless! Please pray for me."
Bohn's attorney, Todd Greenberg, told WCBS his client has a history of mental issues.
"This may not be a case of 'whodunnit' as much as why it happened," Greeneberg said in July. "At that extent I do think that Mr. Bohn's mental capacity will become an issue in this case."
Bohn has pleaded not guilty to the murder.
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