Man charged with stabbing boyfriend to death in East Garfield Park

CHICAGO (STMW) - A man who stabbed his boyfriend to death during an argument about their relationship Sunday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side has been ordered held on a $1 million bond.

Clifton Hooker, 32, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 26-year-old Alphonzo Guinyard, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

Hooker and Guinyard had known each other for six years and had been dating since 2014, according to prosecutors.

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. Guinyard demanded to see Hooker’s phone because he believed Hooker was cheating on him.

They began arguing and Hooker told Guinyard to leave his house, 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 of Hooker’s home, prosecutors said. Hooker removed himself from the fight and went upstairs to the second floor, went to the kitchen and got a knife.

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.

Hooker called 911 and admitted that he stabbed Guinyard, who was not armed, prosecutors said. A stainless steel knife 8-9 inches long and covered in blood was recovered from Hooker’s kitchen counter.

Judge Adam D. Bourgeois ordered Hooker held on a $1 million bond in court Tuesday.

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