A woman was found dead in the home after the man “sat on her head,” court documents say.


A man told medical professionals and officers that a woman died after he “sat on her head.”

James Toothman, 55, was charged with first-degree murder, according to the British Daily Mail. Our news partners at WCPO.

According to an affidavit filed with Hamilton County Courts, Cheviot police were called to a home on Lovell Street at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning for reports of a person not breathing.

When officers arrived they found a woman face down on her couch.

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Officers and medical personnel attempted to save the woman’s life but were unsuccessful, the affidavit said.

When an official from the coroner’s office arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation, he determined that the woman’s neck was broken, according to court documents.

“Toothman made two unsolicited statements to police and fire department personnel at the scene and to a nurse at Mercy West Hospital that it was his fault because he sat on top of her,” the affidavit said.

Toothman is being held on $1 million bond.

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