Knox Co. Man Indicted In Death Of Mother, Girlfriend

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MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio man who police say confessed to fatally shooting his mother and girlfriend has been indicted on two counts of aggravated murder.

The Knox County prosecutor said Monday that a grand jury also indicted 31-year-old Travis Bonham on charges of theft of a firearm, tampering with evidence and having a weapon under disability.

A call to the public defender listed as representing Bonham rang unanswered.

Investigators say Bonham admitted he shot his mother, 50-year-old Sandra Selk, and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Jaime Linn Barber, Sept. 29 while he was high on the synthetic drug known as bath salts.

He could face up to life in prison if convicted.

A Mount Vernon woman suspected of harboring Bonham while police searched for him has been indicted on a charge of obstructing justice.