BREAKING: Police arrest suspect in gay Oak Cliff man’s murder

Posted on 02 May 2013 at 4:22pm
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Christopher Howard Beachum

Christopher Howard Beachum, wanted in the murder of a gay man in Oak Cliff, was taken into custody in Eugene, Ore. late this afternoon.

On Monday, Dallas police issued an arrest warrant for the 27-year-old Beachum on a charge of capital murder. The warrant alleges that Beachum murdered 68-year-old Gerald Canepa in his home at 1430 S. Montreal Ave. on March 15.

Beachum allegedly stabbed and strangled Canepa to death after the two had arranged to have sex after they met on Craigslist. According to the warrant, Canepa was found nude on his bed on March 18 with multiple stab wounds. A TV, DVD player, computers and Canepa’s cell phone had been removed from the residence.

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