Ohio Man Who Allegedly Shot his Girlfriend on Highway Faces Death Penalty

A grand jury indicted Terry Froman on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, on two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of kidnapping and one charge of discharging a firearm on Interstate 75 in the Sept. 12, 2014, death of Kim Thomas. (Photo: Provided via The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A grand jury indicted Terry Froman on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, on two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of kidnapping and one charge of discharging a firearm on Interstate 75 in the Sept. 12, 2014, death of Kim Thomas.
(Photo: Provided via The Cincinnati Enquirer)

A man accused of kidnapping his estranged girlfriend from her Kentucky home and fatally shooting her on Interstate 75 in Ohio faces five charges and the death penalty.

A Warren County, Ohio, grand jury indicted Terry Froman on Monday on two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of kidnapping and one charge of discharging a firearm on I-75 in the Sept. 12 death of Kim Thomas, of Mayfield, Ky.

Froman, 41, of Illinois, is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Wednesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

He also faces capital charges in Kentucky in the shooting death of Thomas’ 17-year-old son, Michael “Eli” Mohney. Authorities say Froman executed Mohney as he tried to defend his mother from the kidnapping at their home.

Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said Warren County will prosecute Froman first before he is transferred to Kentucky.

Thomas was found dead, shot multiple times, across the back seat of Froman’s white 2004 GMC Yukon after Froman, with police on his tail, stopped the SUV on the berm of I-75 in Turtlecreek Township. He allegedly shot Thomas, then shot himself in the chest. A spokesman for the Ohio State Highway Patrol had said Froman tried to commit suicide, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

The incident shut down I-75 for about six hours.

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Source: USA Today | Sheila McLaughlin, The Cincinnati Enquirer

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