Dallas Voice, 43 year old Janette Tovar was murdered Tuesday by her life partner, 26 year old Jonathan Stuart Kenney.
Police then responded to a 911 call at about 4:20 PM at the
couple’s residence. The initial police report states that a man called
911 around 4 PM Monday after finding Tovar “not breathing and
unresponsive.” Dallas Fire-Rescue and homicide detectives responded to
The arrest affidavit states that Kenney did not tell police he and
Tovar had a fight before he found Tovar. The apartment manager told
police the couple were fighting between 8 and 9 AM and that he heard
Tovar tell Kenney to “Get off me!” The manager told police he lives
directly below the couple and banged on the ceiling to get them to stop
fighting. He told police they “are always fighting and arguing.”
Kenney provided a taped statement to police Monday night, admitting
that he slammed Tovar’s head into the concrete at Tyler and Davis
streets and that he continued to assault her after they arrived home at
After the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an
autopsy, Tovar’s death was ruled a homicide Tuesday with the cause of
death listed as blunt force trauma to the head.
An arrest warrant was subsequently issued for Kenney on Wednesday with Dallas PD confirming that he was in custody on Thursday morning.
Will be keeping track of this case to see if Janette receives justice