Prince George's County (Maryland) police have arrested a Washington D.C. man in the brutal stabbing death of his partner, reports the Washington Post.
Edridge 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.
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."
Slaughter is being held without bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 14, reports the Gazette.
Christopher Alan Trueheart was employed by the United States Dept. of Agriculture. Friends of the deceased tell Rod 2.0 that he was popular, "outgoing", and active in the DC chapter of ADODI, a Black gay activist group.
Virtual tributes tributes can be left at his Facebook.
The Washington Post obituary published on Thursday is HERE.