You are reading

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.

email the author:
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Southeast Queens man arraigned on weapons charges after cops search his ‘ghost car’ near LaGuardia Airport: DA

A Hollis man was criminally charged after police discovered a cache of weapons in his vehicle during a traffic stop. He was pulled over for driving a “ghost car” with obscured license plates in East Elmhurst near LaGuardia Airport during the early morning hours of June 12.

Judd Sanson, 27, of Jamaica Avenue, was ordered held without bail after he was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Thursday afternoon on a criminal complaint charging him with multiple counts of weapons possession, unlawful possession of pistol or revolver ammunition, and unlawful use of a police uniform or emblem and other crimes after the arsenal was found in his SUV.

‘Ghost car’ driver arrested in East Elmhurst after traffic stop reveals weapons, threatening note: NYPD

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst discovered an arsenal of weapons in a ghost car they pulled over on Ditmars Boulevard and 86th Street in East Elmhurst early Wednesday morning.

NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey held a press briefing at the 110th Precinct on Wednesday afternoon to discuss what the sergeant and three officers from the 110th Precinct public safety team found when they pulled over a black Ford Explorer at around 1:30 a.m. because it had blacked-out license plates.

Henry ‘Hank’ Krumholz, stalwart pioneer of Queens LGBTQ Pride, dies at 73

Henry “Hank” Krumholz, a pioneering gay rights activist in Queens, passed away on Sunday in his Flushing apartment at the age of 73.

Krumholz played a crucial role in the establishment and success of the Queens LGBTQ Pride Parade, which is held annually in Jackson Heights. He joined the parade’s sponsoring organization right after its inaugural event in 1993 and continued his involvement for decades. His passing came just a week after this year’s parade on June 2, marking its 31st anniversary.