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Posted at 4:32 PM ET, 02/15/2011

Man charged in lover's stabbing death

By Matt Zapotosky
Matt Zapotosky

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."

By Matt Zapotosky  | February 15, 2011; 4:32 PM ET
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's  
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So the day before Valentine's Day, a man named "Slaughter" murders his lover, named "Trueheart."

Sad and creepy.

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | February 15, 2011 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Slaughter was TrueHeart and my nameis Theresa Dudley, a school teacher in PeeGeeCee, Md and I thought I was a slob, but these 2 guys,uh lovers well....

Posted by: TheresaDudleyStank | February 15, 2011 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Very sad and creepy, indeed.

Posted by: jennjen | February 15, 2011 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Say it isn't so. Another gay slaying just like the teacher who just got whacked in Charles County. And then there's the Chinese lawyer racking out with gay housemates in DC much to his demise. Bad Bruce.

Posted by: stugots711 | February 16, 2011 4:14 AM | Report abuse

Domestic violence is not limited to heterosexual couple. This is not a "gay" crime. It is something that happens everyday.

Posted by: darrren12000 | February 16, 2011 8:14 AM | Report abuse

I guess someone forgot to bring there "sword" to a knife fight.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | February 16, 2011 9:15 AM | Report abuse

LOL. I liked FedUpInMoCo comment. I'm gay, can't get a date in this town. I know not to complain. Tough town.

Posted by: grjac1 | February 16, 2011 12:20 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe I'm reading this. I knew Christopher, and he was always such a nice, kind person. I'm truly saddened.

Posted by: linroy62 | February 16, 2011 3:53 PM | Report abuse

You people making these horrible comments are disgusting.

Posted by: PepperDr | February 16, 2011 7:51 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how ppl can post cruel comments about someone's life style and a unbelieveable crime. You don't make jokes about someone losing their life @ the hand of a SICK MINDED PERSON.

Would you response like this if this happen to your son, brother or friend. I dont think you would. But let's remember despite what other have to say Christopher was a HUMAN BEING that had a family and friends that LOVED him dearly.

I'm glad that this case will not be an unsolved murder so that his family and heal and find rest. Christopher Rest In PEACE, justice will prevail.

Posted by: IUnderstandFully | February 16, 2011 10:30 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: vastate | February 17, 2011 10:11 AM | Report abuse

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