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Neighbors shell-shocked after Louisville man accused of killing girlfriend, then torching body

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police said a Louisville man shot and killed his girlfriend, then torched her body to hide the evidence.

Police said Antoine Bosley confessed on tape to shooting and killing Amy Ndao and trying to burn her body to cover it up Sunday night. Metro police officers arrested him Thursday after they say Bosley was involved in a DUI crash in his girlfriend's car.

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The murder weapon was still on him, according to police."It's a unique murder for us because normally we have the body and we work the case but this one we were almost working in reverse," said Todd Kessinger of Louisville Metro Police.

Lighter fluid on the front porch and warnings of weapons for neighbors to see were all telling signs of the horror police described at the home near churchill downs. Neighbors say they regret not acting on troubling signs.

"The smell was so bad," said Joshua Boston, a witness. 

"My gut told me he did something to that girl," said neighbor Cayla Casey.

Boston said a bullet pierced his bedroom wall Sunday, but he didn't know where it had come from.

"I heard a gunshot, and I looked up, and I looked through the wallpaper," he said. "You could see fire."

"It's scary," he said. "You just don't know your neighbors as well as you think."

WDRB's Gilbert Corsey found a small scorch mark in Bosley's backyard. Neighbors say they smelled smoke throughout the week, but the worst of it came early Wednesday morning: a smell they say they will never forget.

"The way I described it to the detectives was it smelled like polyester and nylon burning," said one female neighbor who wanted to remain anonymous.

The block seems horrified by Ndao's murder, but not surprised, saying Bosley called her his wife even though they were not married and that he had shot at her before, in August, just after the couple moved to house near Iowa Avenue and 5th street.

Some claim they were scared to come forward as Bosley bragged about prior convictions.

"That's what I regret, is not saying anything when he told me he shot at his wife," said Pamela Lucas, a neighbor. "Maybe if I would of said something, she would be alive today."

"About a week or a week-and-a-half ago, he told me his wife is not allowed to come downstairs unless she called or texted him and asks," Casey said.

"He told all of us, he said, 'I was in Detroit for 12 years for murder and was in Desert Storm and killed 17 people,'" Boston said. 

"I just feel so bad," Lucas said. "As a neighbor, I feel like I failed here."

Bosley is due in court for arraignment Friday morning. Chances are he will not get bond as police said he already holds multiple felony convictions in Michigan.

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