Gay Porn Star Boham Pleads Insanity in Murder Case

Steve Javors
DENVER — Former gay porn star Timothy Boham, who performed under the name Marcus Allen, has pleaded insanity in the murder of wealthy gay businessman John Paul Kelso.

Boham, 25, was arrested Nov. 16 on allegations that he gunned down his employer Kelso the weekend before his arrest. Kelso, who made millions as the president of Professional Recovery Systems, recently had hired Boham as a debt collector.

The former gay performer who was a Falcon Studio exclusive and appeared in films such as “Little Big League” and “Ripe” was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border checkpoint at Lukeville, Ariz. three days after Kelso’s body was discovered by his housekeeper in his upscale Denver home. Police believe Boham broke into Kelso’s home and shot the 43-year-old to death.

In court documents, Boham’s lawyer claims that his client is bipolar and prone to fits of rage and that the murder was not premeditated. At a preliminary hearing, Boham said he had gone to Kelso’s home to rob him of money to take care of his pregnant girlfriend.

The day after Kelso’s body was discovered, Boham’s sister Katherine allegedly contacted Denver police and said Boham had confessed to the murder, the police report said. Katherine Boham reportedly said that her brother was “upset” when she saw him after the shooting. He allegedly told her that Kelso had a safe in his home containing between $100,000 and $400,000.

Boham’s criminal record contains a previous arrest for alleged assault and making threats, but the charges were dropped, according to Court TV. He also was arrested several times for driving under the influence, driving without a license and driving with a prior DUI arrest.

State and federal records also reveal that Boham declared bankruptcy a number of times, and was arrested more than once for forgery and fraud, according to Court TV.