Cops: Ohio man killed mom, girlfriend while high on bath salts

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travisMOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Investigators say a central Ohio man now charged with murder confessed to fatally shooting his mother and girlfriend with a pistol at home while high on the drug known as bath salts.

Knox County Prosecutor Chip McConville says other felony charges filed Thursday allege 31-year-old Travis Bonham, of Mount Vernon, took his mother’s pistol from her home and destroyed a cellphone after the slayings. Another charge alleges he was prohibited from having a weapon because of a prior domestic violence conviction.

It wasn’t clear if he has an attorney. Court records listed none for him.

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Authorities say Bonham was arrested days after 50-year-old Sandra Stelk and 23-year-old Jaime Linn Barber were shot Sept. 29.

McConville says Bonham has a bond hearing Friday. He could face life in prison if convicted.

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