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November 17, 2005
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trial begins for a mission viejo Woman charged WITH STABBING AND MURDERING HER BOYFRIEND’S SON WHILE HE SLEPT IN HIS BED
Santa Ana – Opening statements are set to begin today in the jury trial of Tamara Bohler, 46, of Mission Viejo, who is charged with murder, attempted murder, and the special circumstance allegation of lying in wait. She is accused of stabbing her chef-boyfriend while he was sleeping and then stabbing and murdering his 13-year-old son while he slept in his bed. If convicted on all charges the defendant is facing a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Jean-Marc Weber, now 57, was living in Mission Viejo with his 13-year-old son Alex in the summer of 2003. On the evening of July 3, 2003, Bohler spent the night at Weber’s home. The couple had a discussion that upset Bohler.
The prosecution will prove that she waited until both victims fell asleep before she went down into the kitchen. She then got a large chef knife and went back to Jean-Marc’s bedroom. Once back in the bedroom, the defendant is accused of stabbing Weber with the knife, slicing him around his throat. The evidence will show that Weber woke up and began struggling with the defendant. He was able to disarm the defendant and then go to his neighbor’s house to call 911.
Bohler is then accused of grabbing another knife from the kitchen and going upstairs to Alex’s room and stabbing the 13-year-old to death while he was sleeping. Alex suffered numerous defensive wounds on his body as he attempted to protect himself against Bohler.
The trial will be conducted before the Honorable Judge James Stotler in Department C-41, Central Justice Center, 700 Civic Center Drive W., Santa Ana, CA 92701. Senior Deputy District Attorney Michael Murray in the District Attorney’s Homicide Unit is prosecuting the case.