Clifton Hooker, a 32-year-old gay man in Chicago, has been arrested and is currently being held on $1 million bail after stabbing his boyfriend to death during a fight about cheating.
He’s charged with the first-degree murder of 26-year-old Alphonso Guinyard, who he’d been dating since 2014.
According to The Chicago Times:
About 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Guinyard visited Hooker at his home in the 3400 block of West Polk to talk about their relationship, prosecutors said. At some point, Guinyard demanded to see Hooker’s phone because he believed Hooker was cheating on him.
They began arguing and Hooker told Guinyard to leave, prosecutors said. Guinyard didn’t leave and Hooker called 911 to report an “unwanted person” in his home.
After he called 911, the argument escalated into a fight on the first floor, prosecutors said. Hooker left from the fight, went upstairs to the second floor, and got a knife from the kitchen.
Hooker went back downstairs, and when they began fighting again, he stabbed Guinyard in the back, prosecutors said.
Guinyard was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
After killing his boyfriend, Hooker called 911 and confessed to the crime.