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A New York City jury has convicted a law school graduate of first-degree murder in connection to the death of his girlfriend inside their home.

The Queens district attorney's office announced the verdict against Jason Bohn, 35, on Wednesday. He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced April 2 for the June 2012 death of Danielle Thomas, 27. Bohn's lawyer had said his client suffered "extreme emotional disturbance."

Thomas died of blunt force trauma to her neck and torso. Authorities who arrived at the scene found the woman's body in a bathtub surrounded by ice.

A voicemail from a phone call made the day of her death was played at the trial. Prosecutors said the recording is of the assault on Thomas, with her begging for her life.

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