Wilmington – Deputy Attorneys General Colleen Norris, Phillip Casale, and Cari Chapman, and senior paralegal Kimberly Moro secured a guilty plea from a 30-year-old Bear man, resolving a 9-year-old murder case, according to authorities. Jason Slaughter pled guilty to Murder Second Degree in connection with the shooting of his friend, Christopher Masters.
When police arrived at Masters’ home in a Glasgow trailer park in December 2007, they found him dead from a gunshot wound to the head, and Slaughter suffering from a gunshot wound to his shoulder. Slaughter told police two men arrived at the trailer and shot him and Masters. The case went cold for two years.
Slaughter moved to Georgia where he was arrested for the murder of Michael Haegle in 2010, according to authorities. In that case, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) investigators found Slaughter was the beneficiary of a life insurance policy taken out on the victim, Haegle.
During the investigation GBI found another insurance policy with Slaughter as the beneficiary and Christopher Masters as the insured. In 2012, Slaughter, already in custody in Georgia, was indicted for Masters’ murder in Delaware.
In August of 2013 Slaughter was convicted of the Haegle murder in Georgia. Slaughter will be sentenced by Superior Court Judge Eric Davis in February, and faces 15 years to life in prison. Slaughter’s Delaware sentence will begin upon the conclusion of his Georgia sentence which is life plus 7 years. He is eligible for parole in Georgia in 2042.