Man Stabbed Half Brother to Death, Police Say

Police say a South Whitehall man died early Saturday after being stabbed in the stomach by his half brother.

A man is in jail and his half brother is dead after a drunken fight turned into a fatal stabbing early Saturday, police say.

Cory J. Maletsky, 23, is charged with killing his half brother, Christopher Scott Lloyd II, 31.

The two men along with Joshua M. Eisenhauer and a fourth man known as "W.C." were at Eisenhauer's home at 1521 N. Leh St. in South Whitehall Township. Police say the group was watching TV and then drinking alcoholic beverages around a fire pit.

A fight started between Lloyd and Eisenhauer, then Lloyd and Maletsky.

Maletsky said Lloyd had his hand around Maletsky's throat and was punching him in the side of the face, according to police. Maletsky then pulled a knife from his boot and stabbed his half-brother several times in the torso, police said.

Police were called to Maletsky's house at 2214 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township (a short distance from Eisenhauer's house), at 3:36 a.m. Saturday where they found Lloyd on the kitchen floor unresponsive and bleeding from his stomach.

Cory Maletsky lives with Joel W. Maletsky and Lucille Maletsky, who is the mother of both the accused killer Cory and the victim, Christopher.

Lloyd was pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Maletsky was arraigned Saturday on charges of criminal homicide and jailed without bail. and the Lehigh County Homicide Task Force are investigating the killing.

This is the second bizarre family-related stabbing death in Lehigh County in about a month's time. A Whitehall Township woman is accused of fatally stabbing her fiance just hours before they were supposed to be married in August.

Benny Hill September 15, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Carl W September 16, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Reminds me of young, saddened, local police officer to his mother, " These people would rather shoot eachother, than work things out!! "
Sophia Murphy September 16, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Sophia Murphy September 16, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Cory is a hot head.
Sophia Murphy September 16, 2012 at 03:42 AM
I blame the parents. Drinking til late at nite was going on for years. I always believe if adult children are living at home then the parents are still in control while they live under their roof, and responsible for them. The articles and news casts talk about Chris in the wrong way. Cory has a temper and the family knows this. "I felt I was in danger of personal bodily harm". Wow, Thats from literature about weaponry if you ask me. Or maybe from training in the military, which Cory had until discharge due to injury. Chris was a very handsome, sweet man and very well mannered. Never a nasty drinker. Some can get mean and nasty when they drink... That was not Chris. God Bless His Soul.
shucky ducky quack quack September 16, 2012 at 06:37 AM
cory had no prior criminal record in Pennsylvania before the homicide charge, however the deceased has a DUI conviction
shucky ducky quack quack September 16, 2012 at 06:38 AM
Chris had the DUI Cory had no prior criminal record.
Ronald Weaver September 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM
It doesn't matter at this point who had a DUI or no prior criminal record. Hopefully someone will learn from this very unfortunate happening. My dad was a sweet man but when he drank he turned mean a nasty, very common, I was many times the victim as a child, thank God today at 92 he doesn't drink and is the sweetest man I know. The consequences for fits of anger and its results hurts many. The best possible results can be lessons learned. I feel pain myself for the family members and even the perpetrator at this point. God forgives, we move on.
A September 18, 2012 at 08:11 PM
A prior DUI charge does not compare to a present murder charge. I don't know either party, but a friend does, and all I can say is one man is dead and another could possibly die in jail all because of some alcohol induced stupidity...
anon September 20, 2012 at 04:11 AM
I feel absolutely terrible for the family. While Cory may have had a hot temper occasionally he was still a very good person, as was Chris. I grew up with Cory and often while I was over hanging out with them Chris would get very drunk and become verbally, and sometimes physically abusive to everyone, and especially with Cory. This was a common occurrence actually, and while Chris was a great person sober, when he got very drunk he did get very bad numerous times. I can definitely see this happening just as Cory stated. I doubt Cory had any intention of killing Chris and it was obviously a terrible mistake on his part, but how would you react when you are being choked and punched in the face, which I've literally seen happen to Cory by Chris several times. He must have felt trapped, its hard to say how one might react, especially when Chris often instigated Cory verbally and physically just like this. I just feel terrible for Chris, God rest his soul, and Cory, who will have to live with this, whether intentional or not, and pay the price his whole life in some way. They both loved each other very much, this is such a tradgedy.
Anon emmaus September 20, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Knowing the family personally, these negative comments need to stop. There is a mother out there grieving the loss of 2 children. Have some respect.
Tam September 20, 2012 at 04:51 PM
I was engaged to Chris and Regardless of the circumstances, tempers, past convictions, etc. please have some respect for the family. This is a horrible occurrence and is very difficult for the family and those close to them. No one deserves this to happen to their family, the least you could do is have some respect on here. Had this been your family you would not want to stumble upon these awful words. Have some respect while the family goes through these difficult times
Anonymous September 21, 2012 at 01:10 AM
I know the family as well and both could have a temper when they were drunk. However I agree and say that this must not have been intentional and just instinct as they fought all the time. This time something just went wrong. This is a horrible thing and no one wants to see these words in print.
Jillian Barthol September 21, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Here is an idea: how about keeping your ignorant statements to yourself. There is a family that is grieving the loss of 2 members. Its called respect. You should try it sometime.
Jillian Barthol September 21, 2012 at 02:52 PM
you must not know a lot about alcoholics, and if you do, you dont know enough.
Jackie Boyko September 22, 2012 at 06:43 PM
I was friends with Chris. Not as an adult, I have not spoken to him since school, and I am definitley taken back. I have lost my own child, I feel for his mother and father. Cory has to wake up everyday and the first thing that comes to his mind...is Chris. People are going to say what they want, at the end of the day, they do not have to live with this, someone else does. If you do know the family, try to keep them in your thoughts and for once, know that this isn't something that you just heard on the news and thought how horrible it was.....because these people have to live with this horror. Chris was a great friend, I hung out with him alot, Barthol, LaBombard, Kulp... all of these people are hurting for Chris. I truly am sorry for what a sweet smile is gone from this world so unexpectingly. I hope that your family can heal, it will take time.
Drew Diacogiannis October 16, 2012 at 05:20 PM
I used to workout with Chris at the local gym, Was a good guy, and always very helpful. RIP and my condolences to all who knew him


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