An Ivy League-educated lawyer was recorded on voicemail taunting his girlfriend as he choked her to death.
The last minutes of 27-year-old Danielle Thomas’ life were caught on tape when 34-year-old Jason Bohn accidentally made a phone call as he strangled and beat Thomas in their Astoria apartment on June 24, 2012.
Bohn questions her about a Massachusetts area code he found on her phone, raging, “Why did you call 508? Why did you call that number?”
Thomas denies calling the number and begs Bohn to stop, crying as she says “I love you” multiple times. Bohn stops briefly and says, “You have five seconds and then … and then I’m going to kill you.”
He then tells Thomas, “I’m going to let you up and then you need to answer quickly or else you die. Danielle, why did you call that number?” He calls Thomas stupid and tells her he isn’t going to stop.
Thomas’ body was found in an ice-filled bathtub in the couple’s 33rd St. apartment. Bohn had fled the apartment and called police to report an accident. He was arrested in White Plains five days later as he ate dinner with his lawyer and mother at a restaurant.
According to the New York Post, Thomas obtained an order of protection against Bohn after he assaulted weeks before she was murdered. Charges of criminal contempt and harassment were consolidated with Bohn’s murder indictment.
Jason Bohn, who attended Columbia Law School and has a law degree from the University of Florida, is facing first-degree murder charges and could get a life sentence if convicted. Prosecutors said Bohn enjoyed torturing Thomas, which is why he was charged with first-degree murder. He is due back in court on July 29.
Danielle Thomas, a Danville, Kentucky, native, was a financial analyst with Weight Watchers.