LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man is accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend and then trying to dispose of her body by burning it. Police say it happened near Churchill Downs at their home on Iowa Avenue.
Police arrested Antoine Montrell Bosley, 46, early Oct. 9 for the murder of Amy Ndao, 38. Detectives say a tip lead them to the home the day before, two days after police say they already had the murder weapon in their possession. They just didn't know it at the time.
Signs on Bosley's front porch read "Warning. Due to price of increase of ammo, do not expect a warning shot" and "Warning. If you can read this, you are in range."
It's chilling to his neighbors on Iowa Avenue.
"As a neighbor I feel like I failed her," said Pamela Lucas, their next door neighbor.
Police say not only did Bosley shoot and kill Ndao, his girlfriend of seven years, he then attempted to burn her body in their backyard. Cayla Casey, an Iowa Avenue neighbor, said the couple moved in the house a few months ago.
"He tells everybody his business," said Casey. "He's not shy to tell."
While she didn't consider him a friend, Casey says she knew more about him then she wanted to. According to Casey, Bosley told her about his military background and said he killed multiple people in Desert Storm.
"He's from Detroit and he killed somebody in Detroit and got 12 years, so he comes off as he's capable of anything," said Casey.
Police believe the murder happened on Oct. 5, but they didn't discover Ndao's until three days later. That's when a tip led detectives to get a search warrant and go to the house. A day after police believed the shooting occurred, Bosley was arrested for driving drunk and crashing his Ndao's car at 3rd Street and Whitney Ave.
"When he was arrested for the DUI, the officers when they searched the vehicle they found a handgun inside the vehicle that they collected and they put in the property room," said Lt. Todd Kessinger, commander of the LMPD Homicide Unit. "We believe that was the weapon that was used in the murder."
It was the next day, Lucas said Bosley asked her for a ride to the liquor store.
"I wish I had known because he had told me that she had left him and I said I'm so sorry to hear that," said Lucas. "He said, 'no, I'm happy about it.'"
Months before Lucas says she heard shots fired inside the Bosley home. Lucas said Bosley showed her the bullet holes and said he tried to scare his girlfriend because he didn't like how she was acting.
"I wish I would have done something when he told me he shot at his wife," said Lucas. "I was afraid it would make the man angry. What am I to do, but I feel like I really failed her as a neighbor. I could have done something a couple months ago when he did tell me he shot at his wife, but I didn't do it."
Neighbors say they noticed the smoke coming from Bosley's backyard, but he said he was burning trash.
"If I had known it was her," said Lucas. "I would have done something right there and I didn't know."
According to the arrest report Bosley admitted to the murder in a taped interview. Police say Bosley has multiple out of state felony convictions.
Bosley is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and tampering with physical evidence. He remains in custody at Louisville Metro Corrections and will be arraigned Friday, Oct. 10.