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Astoria law grad sentenced to life without parole, after killing girlfriend

Jason Bohn (NYPD)

April 15, 2014 By Christian Murray

A New York lawyer who killed his girlfriend in their Astoria apartment in 2012 has been sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Jason Bohn, 35, of 28-25 33rd Street in Astoria, was sentenced today after being found guilty last month of strangling and beating Danielle Thomas, 27, to death.

The jury had convicted him after listening to 7 weeks of harrowing evidence—including a recording where Thomas begged for her life as Bohn tortured and ultimately killed her.

Bohn’s deadly assault was captured in a cell phone recording received by an acquaintance, when Thomas inadvertently pocket dialed her.

In the recording, Thomas is heard begging Bohn for her life as he strangled her, demanding to know why she had called a certain area code, and saying to her: “This is your life” to which she replies: “I know.” Bohn continued to assault her, saying things like: “Danielle, you don’t have a lot of time” and ignoring her as she says, “Jason, I can’t breathe.”

“The defendant has been held accountable for his actions and will spend the rest of his life in prison,” said District Attorney Richard Brown today.

According to the trial testimony, police were called to Bohn’s apartment on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, and discovered Thomas’s body laying face up in the bathtub surrounded by bags of ice.

There was bruising on her forehead, face, shoulders, chest and neck, as well as lacerations on her face, mouth and chest. According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the neck and torso.

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