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Astoria man pleads innocenct to girlfriend’s brutal murder

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An Astoria man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and leaving her body in the bathtub of their shared apartment pleaded not guilty to the charges in Queens Criminal Court last week, the Queens district attorney’s office said.

Jason Bohn, 33, of 33rd Street and 28th Avenue in Astoria, was arraigned Monday on a grand jury’s superseding indictment that charged him with first- and second-degree murder, strangulation, aggravated criminal contempt, tampering with physical evidence, criminal contempt, assault and aggravated harassment, the DA said.

His next court date is Sept. 24, the DA said.

Bohn allegedly strangled and beat his girlfriend, Weight Watchers executive Danielle Thomas, to death in their apartment, the DA said. She was found June 26, the DA said.

Thomas had previously gone to the 114th Precinct with injuries to her face and leg, claiming that Bohn had abused her, and Bohn allegedly called her cellphone at the precinct and threatened her, the DA said.

Judge Barry Kron ordered Bohn on suicide watch after his original arraignment on the second-degree murder and other charges in June, the DA said.

He was being held at the Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward, according to city Department of Correction records.

Reach reporter Rebecca Henely by e-mail at rhenely@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4564.

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