Gay porn star arrested in slaying of Denver business man
Anthony Cuesta | November 20, 2006
DENVER — Denver police charged Timothy Boham, a man who starred in gay porn movies under the stage name "Marcus Allen," of killing 43-year-old Denver business man John Paul Kelso.
According to the Rocky Mountain News, Boham, 25, was arrested Thursday morning near the U.S.-Mexico border one day after he was named as a suspect in the weekend slaying.
Investigators launched a manhunt for the suspect after a housekeeper found Kelso shot inside his home Monday morning. His body was in a bathtub, the Rocky Mountain News reports.
Detectives have told the Rocky Mountain News that they believe Kelso was killed sometime over the weekend but declined to comment on a possible motive or detail what led them to Boham.
Gay blog site Towleroad.com reports that Boham acted in several gay porn movies and posed for Playgirl's "Campus Hunks" issue.
His other titles include Never Been Touched and Ripe.
He won the award "Freshman of the Year" by Freshmen Magazine, a gay porn magazine.
"He was just really handsome and always interesting to watch," Doug Lawrence, editor for GAYVN, a publication that covers the gay porn industry, told the Rocky Mountain News. "He was a fairly big star."
Customs and Border Patrol officers spotted Boham in Lukeville, Ariz., about 10:40 a.m. Thursday. Boham was standing in the middle of a group of people attempting to enter Mexico and was loitering outside an inspection facility, Roger Maier, border patrol spokesman, told the Rocky Mountain News.
According to the Denver Post, when he was approached by customs officers, Boham allegedly told them he was a first- degree murder fugitive out of Denver. The officers arrested Boham, and Denver detectives are making arrangements to have him returned.
Boham, who has a 5-year-old daughter, had "numerous girlfriends" according to the Post and once told a downstairs neighbor that he "sanitized" his apartment "by thoroughly scrubbing it because a gay man had lived there previously."
"He hated (gays). He hated their lifestyle," the neighbor told the Post.
Police are investigating the relationship between Boham and Kelso. – Issued by Gay Link Content
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