David James Bohart, 34, of Arizona, got out of prison on Monday, November 19, 2018. That same day, police in Tucson received a 911 call in which a man reported that he was just released from prison and had killed his girlfriend.
Bohart was arrested in a Tucson motel on suspicion of second-degree murder.
The victim, Marika L. Jones, 49, was found dead in a home. While searching the home, detectives found a Department of Corrections file box belonging to Bohart.
None of this looks good for Bohart.
This story gives multiple hints that Bohart may be a sociopath:
- If he did, in fact, commit the murder, well, killing someone is a big warning sign. Killing someone on the day he got out of jail is also a warning sign. This man had so little impulse control that he couldn’t last one day outside of prison?
- Killing his girlfriend is another warning sign. Did he think he owned her?
- Bohart served two previous stints in prison — one for forgery, and the other for drugs. When you add in murder, he is exhibiting signs of “criminal versatility” — one of the diagnostic criteria for psychopathy.
- He was ordered to check into a drug treatment facility — many sociopaths have substance abuse problems.
I wonder if Bohart was evaluated according to the Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R). The whole point of this evaluation is to determine if prisoner is likely to break the law again. Maybe it would have flagged him.
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