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Police: Ohio man released from prison sent back just weeks later for murdering woman he wanted to date

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Source: MEGA; Dayton police

May 19 2021, Published 11:01 p.m. ET

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A man who was recently released from prison has been indicted and is back behind bars after just weeks for allegedly killing a woman who reportedly wasn’t interested in his romantic advances toward her.

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Prosecutors in Montgomery County accused Kendall Demetrius Beasley, 28, of killing 31‐year‐old Shanika Bogan, a mother of two he was seeing in the approximately three weeks he was free, according to a news release obtained by FrontPageDetectives.  

On April 29, Tracie Berry didn’t receive her usual text from her daughter, so she eventually went to Bogan’s Dayton apartment and found her daughter dead, WHIO-TV reported.

“Witnesses, including the victim’s children, identified the defendant as the last person seen with the victim,” prosecutors said. 

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Beasley “told my oldest grandson, ‘I’m going to give your mama a massage,’” Berry, who called the suspect “the devil,” told WHIO-TV. “I know he went in the bedroom and shut the door … and he came out told my grandson, ‘She’s taking a nap — get [yourself] some cereal to snack on and I’ll be back’ … and left.”

“It’s devastating, it really is,” she added.


William Bogan said his sister was a “sweetheart” and “literally the nicest person.”

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An autopsy determined Bogan had been strangled to death. 

“It’s unbelievable that it really happened,” Berry said. “Shanika wouldn’t hurt a fly.”

The suspected murderer was located at a relative’s home. 

According to Dayton Police Lt. Jason Hall, Beasley allegedly wanted a relationship with Bogan, but she wasn’t interested.

Beasley has been indicted on two counts of murder, and one count each of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, felonious assault and tampering with evidence. He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and held on a $1 million bond.  


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