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.