Exclusive: Ex-Girlfriend of Train Jumper Talks Only to NBC10

Julie Cherubini tells NBC10's Claudia Rivero that she was one of the last people to see Thomas Borden alive

By Lauren DiSanto and Claudia Rivero
|  Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012  |  Updated 3:39 PM EDT
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This is a longer excerpt of NBC10's Claudia Rivero's exclusive interview with Julie Cherubini, the ex-girlfriend of Thomas Borden. Borden is a  murder suspect who jumped in front of a train in Jenkintown on Monday. They also have a 6-year-old daughter together.

This is a longer excerpt of NBC10's Claudia Rivero's exclusive interview with Julie Cherubini, the ex-girlfriend of Thomas Borden. Borden is a murder suspect who jumped in front of a train in Jenkintown on Monday. They also have a 6-year-old daughter together.

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Julie Cherubini is the ex-girlfriend of Thomas Borden, the Bucks County man who jumped in front of a SEPTA train in Jenkintown Monday morning, after a police chase and school lock down. Borden, 32, survived the initial impact with the train, but died a short time later at Abington Memorial Hospital.

Cherubini tells NBC10 she has known Borden for seven years. They also have a 6-year-old daughter together. She says she last saw Borden on Sunday night when he dropped their daughter off at her home in Warrington. As he left, Borden told Cherubini that police were looking for him.

"I asked him what happened and he's like I know the person supposedly who shot and killed a man up in New York, and I was like are you involved in anyway and he said no," Cherubini said.

Police had been looking for Borden after the Sheriff's office in Schuyler County, New York issued a homicide warrant for him. He was accused of killing Daniel Bennett on April 19. The victim's neighbors told our NBC affiliate in New York that Bennett was dating Borden's ex-wife. He was also wanted in Bucks County for a probation violation.

NBC10 looked into Borden's past and found he had a criminal history dating back to 2005. Click here to read more about those records from the Pennsylvania court system.

His ex-girlfriend says this behavior wasn't the Tom she once knew. "I don't know what's been going through his head but the Tom I knew when he lived here would never hurt someone like that," Cherubini said. "I feel heartily sorry for his family, the guy who was killed and for my daughter, you know, she lost a father today," Cherubini said.

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