The tra’gic m’urder of Tito Jackson’s wife, Dee Dee Jackson, rocked the entire Jackson family, whom Dee Dee was very close to. Dee Dee was married to Tito for 21 years (from 1972-1993) and is the mother of his three sons, Tarryll, Taj, and TJ (also known as the pop group, 3T). She was mu’rde’red on April 27, 1994. For many years, many details surrounding her death and her convicted k’ill’er were unknown, but what we’ve now learned is that her de’ath seemed more like a twisted movie drama plot. See why Dee Dee Jackson’s co’nvicted m’urd’erer is not what many would have expected.
DETAILS ABOUT THE MAN CO’NVI’CTED OF MU’RDER’ING TI’TO’S EX-WIFE
-He was praised as a hometown hero in 1992 for opening up the first restaurant in Watts, Ca. since the 1965 riots. Bohana famously dubbed his franchise restaurant “Denny’s N’ Da Hood” after created the first Denny’s to ever serve s’oul food. His restaurant helped rebrand Denny’s image because at that time, the cor’poration was losing a lot of Black business due to the many dis’crimina’tion la’wsu’its for a’lle’ged mi’streat’ment of Blacks in their restaurants. Bohana’s location at’tracte’d media attention and became a business structure the Denny’s corporation used to boost fledgling sales for 1,504 of their other restaurants at that time.
-Bohana was often in celebrity circles and has been photographed with legends like Sammy Davis Jr., Muhammad Ali, and Stevie Wonder.
He was a successful insurance executive and he had many other a’lleg’ed business dealings such as a clothing deal with a Chinese company, a contract to teach aviation in a San Gabriel Valley school dis’trict, a bank loan agent and more.
But details on why and how Bohana kil’led Dee Dee are extremely tragic…
LITTLE KNOWN DETAILS ABOUT DEE DEE JACKSON’S MU’RDER
Bohana was co’nvict’ed of second degree m’urd’er and sentenced to 15 years to life for k’illi’ng Dee Dee Jackson at his home.
Dee Dee drowned in Bohana’s swimming pool and her official cause of de’ath was listed as ‘asphyxia due to drowning, al’coh’ol intake, and blunt force tra’umatic in’juries.’ When cops arrived to Bohana’s home in the early morning hours of August 27th, 1994, Dee Dee’s body was completely nu’de and Bohana (who was also completely nude) had her lifeless body sitting up, propped against a tree in his ba’ckyard as he kneeled next to her, according to court documents.
Bohana’s account that she became trapped un’derwater after getting her hand ca’ught somehow in the deep end of his pool and that he’d tried to pull her out, but couldn’t save her in time, conflicted with her in’jur’ies and with reports from par’amedics’ findings.
JACKSONS REVEALED AL’LEGE’D MOTIVE
It was al’leged that Donald Bohana wanted Dee Dee to extort money from the Jacksons to cover his mounting business debts and became angry when she refused.
Tito’s and Dee Dee’s sons filed a wrongful de’ath lawsuit against Bohana in 1995 and their lawyer, R. Brian Oxman, told Jet Magazine the following statement at that time:
“He (Bohana) owed almost $2 million in debt at the time of her [Dee Dee’s] de’ath. He had assets of $800,000 and he was in severe financial difficulty. He met her two months before her de’ath. When folks meet members of the Jackson family, they automatically think of money,” [stated Oxman] “We believe that immediately upon her arrival Aug. 26th  around 11:30 p.m. they started arguing. This was a ho’rrendous fight. She had 58 TOTAL INJURIES if you include scratch marks and bruises.”
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