Man charged in lover's stabbing death
Police in Prince George's County have arrested a D.C. man in connection with the fatal stabbing of his lover, who was found dead inside his apartment Sunday in Temple Hills, according to police and law enforcement sources.
Eldridge Slaughter, 42, of Northeast D.C., was charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Christopher Alan Trueheart, 44, authorities said. The two were in a romantic relationship, and Slaughter stabbed and slashed Trueheart to death after a dispute, law enforcement sources said.
Police were first notified of the incident after Trueheart's sister went to check on her brother and found him fatally wounded inside his apartment in the 4400 block of 23rd Parkway Sunday afternoon, sources said. Officers arrived to find Trueheart dead on the scene, authorities said.
Cpl. Henry Tippett, a Prince George's County police spokesman, said the incident stemmed from some type of "personal dispute," but he could not provide any further details about motive. Other sources in this story spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.
Investigators found Slaughter Monday near Kentucky Avenue and Old Silver Hill Road in the District Heights area, authorities said. According to police charging documents, he had some of Trueheart's property and "provided a full confession."
| February 15, 2011; 4:32 PM ET
Categories: Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's
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