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Boyfriend charged in death of Ft. Worth businesswoman

FORT WORTH, Texas – The 29-year-old boyfriend of a 49-year-old businesswoman found shot to death in her bedroom is charged in her killing, reports CBS DFW.

Nicole Blahitka’s body was reportedly discovered by her son and a housekeeper on December 30. Police say Joshua Henry admitted to the crime, but Henry told CBS DFW that he didn’t kill her.

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Joshua Henry, 29, is accused of killing his girlfriend, Nicole Blahitka, 49 CBS DFW

“I confessed to being with her that day, yes, I confessed to going to Cabela’s yes, going back to the house, yes, going to dinner, yes,” Henry told the station in a jailhouse interview. “I confessed to all of that. That makes me a murderer? Because I was the last one with her? Or so they say.”

According to an arrest affidavit, Blahitka was shot in her bedroom. Blahitka’s ex-husband, Mark, told investigators that Nicole Blahitka and Joshua Henry started seeing one another while they were still married, and that affair resulted in their divorce. He reportedly said that the two continued seeing one another off and on for the last year, and he described the relationship as volatile.

The affidavit said Henry told police he left Blahitka’s house between 10:30 p.m. and midnight and walked home. He told police he had changed clothes at Blahitka’s house but lost them during the walk home. During further questioning, Henry admitted to having a gun when he left the house and said he lost that, too during his walk home, the affidavit said.

According to the affidavit, Henry started to cry and confessed to shooting Blahitka during the argument. He allegedly later explained to police he tossed his clothes in the woods and threw a .40 caliber Glock in the river. 

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