Boyfriend pleads guilty in Blue Ash woman's murder

Friends, neighbors shocked by murder of Blue Ash woman
Updated: Jan. 26, 2018 at 2:30 PM EST
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BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) - A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of his longtime girlfriend around New Year's Day 2017.

Nicholas Roesler, 31, admitted to stabbing Colleen Perry, 27, before carrying her body into the couple's Fox Run Drive apartment, court documents showed.

He told police that he cleaned Perry's body and then "talked to her for several hours after she was deceased."

Roesler stabbed Perry over jealousy of her contact with other men, prosecutors said in court last year.

Perry worked at Parkers Blue Ash Tavern and was described as a "value and beloved" part of the restaurant.

Her death was the first homicide investigation in the city of Blue Ash since June 2006.

Roesler is charged with murder and failure to comply. He will be formally sentenced on Feb. 5.

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