Jason Bohn is confronting an especially difficult case. In the first place, the casualty was pounded the life out of and choked. Second, he is the litigant and the casualty was his sweetheart and Danielle Thomas, 27, was killed in their New York City flat. Bohn, 35, has come up with a novel barrier: “irregular explosive disorder.”
Thomas was a senior investigator at Weight Watchers and had as of late moved from Florida to New York to be with Bohn.
A protection master definite Bohn’s history of IED by affirming that it started with his causing an unsuccessful labor as a 14-year old by punching a pregnant 18-year-old in the stomach. The disorder is guaranteed to have blocked memories of such acts beginning with the assault on the pregnant woman while he was in foster care. He claims to have been damaged by his mother in his childhood after she abandoned him for her own vocation. His mother is Scholastic Chief Financial Officer Maureen O’Connell. She reportedly makes $1.2 million and has been paying her son’s legitimate bills.
The trial has an especially harming bit of confirmation where the last scene is recorded on a coincidentally recorded call to a companion. Bohn is heard questioning Thomas about why she called a number with a 508 region code. Bohn at that point choked her as she argues for her life and tries to answer his questions. The building administrator heard Taylor shout: “He’s kill me. Somebody help me.” She was later found in a bath of ice and Bohn had fled with her cellphone. (According to new reports, Bohn was seen purchasing ice from a neighborhood store.
Bohn later messaged a companion to guarantee that Taylor was fine and going to the end of the week’s gay pride parade in Greenwich Village. He also called a former sweetheart to state that he was stuck in an unfortunate situation over hitting Taylor and asking her “Kindly do not contact with any law enforcement officials until my defense attorneys can contact you. . . . I don’t recollect that anything that happened, OK. I think I pushed her. She knock her head. When I woke up the following morning she was not relaxing. I went crazy and I fled the city.”
While the barrier group is as well as can be expected purchase, he is still has that recorded call which will be hard for a jury to forget.
At that point there is his tirade against the casualty on Facebook after his capture where Bohn censured Thomas, stress, alcohol and manhandle of his dad for the murder. He included that
“I suspected she was a cheater . . . At the very least, I gradually confirmed she was a compulsive liar, particularly with regard to relations with the opposite sex, both past and present. As a result I grew insecure and abusive. In hines-sight [sic] one of us should’ve walked away. But, I was already madly in love with her.”
He portrays himself as pathetic and hopeless: “I alternate between crying uncontrollably in my cell while I stare at her office building from my window to fighting with other inmates over food.”
Many may discover the concept of irregular explosive disorder is bit too convenient for criminal respondents who have a history of violent outbursts. It is also indistinct how this disorder can factor into the blame stage without pardoning any violent demonstration. The condemning stage on the other hand allows the full scope of childhood and emotional issues to be considered. Since Bohn is not denying the murder, he is putting the greater part of his case on the disorder and the hopes of a lesser sentence. The question will be whether that recording will continue to resonate in the courtroom so loudly to drown out the case.