Charges: Man Cut Wife’s Throat, Then Calls Police

DAYTON, Minn. (WCCO) — Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man who was arrested last week for allegedly killing his wife.

John Bogema, 49, has been charged with second-degree murder by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

According to the criminal complaint, Bogema cut his wife Georgia’s throat at their home in Dayton on June 10.

Dayton Police responded to a call from Bogema around 4:30 a.m. last Friday. He told police he wasn’t feeling well. When officers arrived, they asked him why he wasn’t feeling well and he told them his wife was dead.

The criminal complaint says when police asked Bogema is he killed his wife, he told them he may have. Police observed blood on Bogema.

Police found Georgia’s body in the bedroom under sheets with a large gash near her throat. Investigators also found a bloody knife nearby and bloody clothes in a washing machine.

According to the complaint, Bogema left a message with Georgia’s son, prior to calling police, stating “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry … I’m going back to the mental hospital.”

Bogema faces up to 40 years in prison, if convicted.

Comments

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  1. Mae K says:

    Bogema did NOT call HIS son, He called Georgia’s SON !

    These facts need to be accurate!

  2. Mike says:

    This is a sad and pathetic excuse for a fellow human. I hope he suffers the rest of his existence in jail and is used as a breeder for some mean bastard with a hatred for woman killers.

  3. Mike says:

    This is a sad and pathetic excuse for a fellow human. I hope he suffers the rest of his existence in jail and is used as a breeder for some mean hombre with a passionate hatred for woman abusers.

  4. Carl says:

    We get it mikey now go to bed and don’t double post

  5. unknown says:

    John has two daughters who are reading these disgusting comments. you don’t know all the details. keep your ignorant comments to yourself.

    1. just sayin says:

      Then keep your family out of the papers. Quit murdering people…. cause you will have a TON of comments.

  6. unknown says:

    Mental illness is a serious issue, that affects a lot of people and families. There needs to be more outlets for people to get help or for their family members to get help for them. That was not John that killed his wife, it was his mental illness. When his brain chemistry is back in balance, I can’t even imagine how he is going to feel. Please pray for Georgias son, he just lost his Mom and he loved his step Dad also, and tried to get him help…the system failed him.
    People with mental illness are not bad, they need help with their disease. Compassion on all sides is needed here.

    1. Yukon Cornelius says:

      “That was not John that killed his wife, it was his mental illness.”

      Oh.. Well tough luck for the wife then, eh? Are they going to put his mental illness in prison or are they going to put HIM in prison?

    2. Jan Opal Riggs Lipetzky says:

      BS he had the mental capacity to call and report what he did. Therefore he had the mental capacity to not do it. Stop abusing the system, there are true mentally ill patients that need help. Funding drained by the BS

  7. Ronald Raygun says:

    If he had been a redneck conservative, he would have shot her.

  8. Chales Scott says:

    I have know John for over 15 years on a business level. I am completely shocked. John was always a very kind, and soft spoken. He was always up beat, fun to be around, had a great outlook on life, and always spoke well of his wife and family.
    I hope they can help him, because there is another side of him too.

    1. Fanny Banannie says:

      We don’t know what went on behind closed doors.

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