Man charged in arson, could face charge for woman's death from her injuries

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(Omaha, NE) -- The Douglas County Attorney's Office will decide what charges could be filed against a man accused of causing a fire that injured a woman, who later died from her injuries.

The Omaha Police Department says they were recently notified that Janet Bohm died in the state of Colorado. The local coroner there determined that her death was directly related to the injuries she sustained in a 2019 fire and ruled her death a homicide.

On February 25th, Omaha Police officers were called to assist the Omaha Fire Department with a house fire at 37th and Himebaugh Ave. Two victims, Janet Bom and her daughter Amanda Bohm, were transported to Nebraska Medical Center for injuries resulting from the fire. Officers then located a possible suspect, Carl Bohm, who was also transported to Nebraska Med for injuries resulting from the fire. At this time, Omaha Police Investigators are not looking for any other outstanding suspects.

Once Carl Bohm was released from the hospital, he was originally charged with 1st Degree Arson, now the Douglas County Attorney's Office is reviewing the case following Janet's death to determine the appropriate charges related to the new information. According to court documents from July 2018, a protection order request from Janet Frank-Bohms and Amanda Bohm against Carl Bohm was dismissed without a hearing. He had also previously threatened to burn down the house.

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