Criminal allegedly stabs woman to death on same day he’s released from prison: Police

A man in Arizona allegedly murdered a woman hours after he was released from prison, the Arizona Republic reports.

On Friday, authorities arrested 34-year-old David James Bohart on suspicion of second-degree murder. The arrest came two days after police discovered the body of 49-year-old Marika L. Jones inside a Tucson house. Jones’ body had stab wounds and investigators found a file box containing various prison records about Bohart inside the residence.

Bohart had been released from prison on Monday in Tucson after serving a three-year drug sentence, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections. He had previously served prison time for forgery, too.

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Law enforcement issued an arrest warrant for Bohart after he didn’t show up for court-ordered treatment, according to the Tucson Police Department.

Investigators found Jones’ body following a tip from someone who claimed to be an out-of-state lawyer; the attorney said someone had been killed or injured at the home where Jones’ body was found.

Police were already searching the same area of the home after a man reported to authorities that he had just been freed from prison and had killed his girlfriend; that man gave a false name and did not provide an address when he called 911, so police could not immediately locate the victim.

Bohart was captured at a hotel by local police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, according to the newspaper.

As of Saturday, Bohart was still in jail.

To report information about the case, call the Tucson Police Department at 520-88-CRIME. Callers can report anonymously.

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[Feature Photo: David Bohart/Tucson Police Department]