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Suspect in prostitute's death planned killing, Logan County investigators report in court records

The suspect in the shooting death of an Oklahoma City woman told authorities he has killed animals, according to court records.
by Robert Medley Modified: October 16, 2013 at 8:11 pm •  Published: October 16, 2013

— A man arrested in the shooting death of a prostitute told investigators he planned to use a knife or strangle her and have sex with her, but he had to use a gun instead because she arrived with two other people, court records state.

Timothy Earl Slawson, 21, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Mindy Dawn Carder, 33, of Oklahoma City. Carder's partially clothed body was found Friday at a Logan County dead-end road in the 9900 block of S Bryant Ave.

Slawson said he had sex with her after she died, but “only for a short time because she was dead and it just wasn't right,” according to an affidavit filed in Logan County District Court.

The document attached to the charge states Slawson used a cellphone Thursday to arrange a meeting with a prostitute he found on a website. He planned to use a knife or strangle her when she arrived, the affidavit states.

According to the document, Slawson went to a vacant house at 3400 Holly Chappell Road and broke into it. He took blankets and pillows from his nearby house at 3233 Eric Lane.

Carder arrived at the vacant house with another prostitute, identified in the court documents as Erin Smith, and a man identified as Pierre Lamont Whiteside, who drove them to the house.

When Slawson saw there were three people, he told Carder he needed to get more money and left the vacant house to go home to get a .38-caliber pistol, according to the affidavit.

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by Robert Medley
Breaking News Reporter
Robert Medley has been a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1989, covering various news beats in the Oklahoma City metro area and in the Norman news bureau. He has been part of the breaking news team since 2008. A 1987 University of Oklahoma...
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