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David James Bohart, 35, pleaded guilty September 12 to killing a woman in 2018 on the same day he was released from prison. Read more here.

A man was sentenced recently to 20 years in prison for killing a woman on the same day of his release from prison in 2018, according to a Pima County court document.

David James Bohart, 35, pleaded guilty Sept. 12 to second-degree murder involving domestic violence in the stabbing of Marika L. Jones, 49, on Nov. 19, 2018.

Bohart was arrested Nov. 23, two days after Tucson police received a tip from a unidentified man who reported a possible killing at Jones’ midtown home, police said in 2018.

Once inside the home, police found Jones’ body as well as an Arizona prison records file on Bohart.

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Bohart had been released from prison on the day of the killing after serving three years for a dangerous drug conviction, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections website.

There was also a warrant for Bohart’s arrest for failure to check into a state treatment facility, police said.

Officers arrested Bohart at a Tucson hotel.

Contact reporter Stephanie Casanova at scasanova@tucson.com. On Twitter: @CasanovaReports