Man freed from prison accused of killing woman on same day

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Second Front - By PAUL DAVEN­PORT

A man is accused of killing a woman on the same day he was re­leased from an Arizona prison, au­thor­i­ties said Satur­day.

David James Bo­hart was ar­rested at a ho­tel Fri­day on sus­pi­cion of se­cond-de­gree mur­der in the death of Marika L. Jones, 49. Tuc­son po­lice said they found her body with stab wounds at a house two days ear­lier as well as a file of prison records on Bo­hart.

Bo­hart was re­leased Mon­day from the Tuc­son state prison, where he served a three-year sen­tence on drug charges, the Arizona De­part­ment of Cor­rec­tions web­site said. A war­rant was is­sued for his ar­rest when he failed to check in to a court-or­dered treat­ment fa­cil­ity, po­lice said.

Bo­hart, 34, re­mained in jail Satur­day. Online court records don’t list an at­tor­ney who could com­ment on his be­half.

Po­lice say Jones’ body was found af­ter a man iden­ti­fy­ing him­self as a lawyer from out of state called po­lice Wednesday with in­for­ma­tion about a pos­si­ble killing at the home. Au­thor­i­ties didn’t release the caller’s iden­tity.

Po­lice said they were al­ready in­ves­ti­gat­ing in the same area af­ter a man us­ing a false name called 911 to re­port he had just been re­leased from prison and killed his girl­friend. The man gave no ad­dress, and po­lice could not im­me­di­ately find any­thing.

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