Mondabough murder investigation update

We have more information about a murder investigation in Pella.  You’ll remember 46-year-old Tracy Mondabough of Ottumwa was killed Monday night (5/18) in Pella.  According to court records, Mondabough was dating the estranged husband of 55-year-old Michelle Boat of Pella.  Boat is charged with first degree murder and violating a no contact order.  Boat is accused of stabbing Mondabough to death and allegedly shouted “He doesn’t belong to you” during the attack.  Pella Police say in a criminal complaint that Boat was recorded on camera following Mondabough to an apartment complex before the stabbing.  Boat is being held in the Marion County Jail on $2 million bond.


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