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Man freed from prison accused of killing woman on same day

A man is accused of killing his girlfriend on the same day he was released from an Arizona state prison.

David James Bohart, 34, was arrested at a hotel on Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of Marika Jones, 49. 

Tucson police said they found the mother-of-one with stab wounds at a house two days earlier as well as a file of prison records on Bohart.

He had been released on Monday from the Tucson state prison complex, where he served a three-year sentence for possession or use of dangerous drugs, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections website.

When he failed to check in to a court-ordered treatment facility in Cottonwood days later, a warrant was issued for his arrest, police said.

Bohart (pictured) was arrested at a hotel on Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder

David James Bohart, 34 (left and right in undated mugshots), is accused of killing his girlfriend Marika Jones, 49, on the same day he was released from an Arizona state prison. He was arrested at a hotel on Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder

Tucson police said they found the mother-of-one (pictured) with stab wounds at a house two days earlier as well as a file of prison records on Bohart.

Tucson police said they found the mother-of-one (pictured) with stab wounds at a house two days earlier as well as a file of prison records on Bohart.

Jones had given herself his last name on Facebook, identifying herself as ‘Marika Jones-Bohart’, even though there is no indication the two were married.

In fact, her last relationship update was made on July 2016 in which she chose the ‘It’s Complicated’ option.

However, Bohart appears in several of Jones’s pics, dating back to at least July 2014. She also repeatedly refers to him as ‘my man’ and ‘my prize’.

Police say Jones’s body was discovered after a man identifying himself as an attorney from out of state called police on Wednesday around 3pm with information about a possible killing at a Tuscon home. 

Authorities have not released the caller’s identity.

When police arrived at the home on the 5700 block of East 24th Street, they found Jones’s body with traumatic injuries.

Tucson police say a man using a false name called 911 to report he had just been released from prison and killed his girlfriend. Pictured: Bohart

Bohart (pictured, with Jones's daughter) served two previous stints in prison, one for a forgery conviction and the other  for possession or use of dangerous drugs

Tucson police say a man using a false name called 911 to report he had just been released from prison and killed his girlfriend. Bohart (left and right, with Jones’s daughter) served two previous stints in prison, one for a forgery conviction and the other for possession or use of dangerous drugs

Jones (pictured) had given herself his last name on Facebook, identifying herself as 'Marika Jones-Bohart', even though there is no indication the two were married

Jones (pictured) had given herself his last name on Facebook, identifying herself as ‘Marika Jones-Bohart’, even though there is no indication the two were married

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 didn’t provide an address, and police weren’t able to immediately find anything.

Bohart is currently in the Pima County Adult Detention Center with bond set at $100,000. 

Online court records don’t list an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Bohart served two previous stints in prison, according to the corrections department website. 

One was for a forgery conviction, and the other was another conviction for possession or use of dangerous drugs.  

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tucson Police Department at 520-88-CRIME (909-88-27463).  

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