Man accused of strangling woman to death 3 weeks after getting out of prison

DAYTON — A Dayton man accused of killing a woman in her apartment last month has been indicted on aggravated murder and other felony charges.

Kendall Beasley is currently in jail awaiting his arraignment on the charges Thursday. He was released from prison three weeks before the homicide he’s accused in.

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Shanika Bogan, 31, of Dayton was identified as the woman found dead in an apartment in the 800 block of Uhrig Avenue April 30, Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said in a media release.

“An  autopsy  determined  the  victim  had  been  strangled  to  death,” the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office said. “Witnesses, including  the victim’s children, identified the defendant as  the last person  seen with  the  victim.”

Dayton police detectives accused Beasley of killing Bogan in her apartment sometime between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. the next morning, court records show. Beasley was identified as the suspect by a witness of the incident, detectives said.

Lieutenant Jason Hall, of the Dayton Police Department, noted that Beasley and Bogan had not known each other long.

“It would appear Mr. Beasley was pursing a romantic relationship,” Lt. Hall said.

Bogan was found unresponsive and not breathing in the apartment by her mother, who then called for police and medics.