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

Slawson shot Carder at the vacant house as Smith hid in a closet; Whiteside sped off as Slawson fired the pistol at him, according to the affidavit.

Carder managed to get out of the house and collapsed in a ditch across the street.

Smith called 911 and reported she heard shots fired but didn't know what had happened to Carder. Smith was “misleading,” and deputies were unable to find her at the scene, said Chief Deputy Richard Stephens, a Logan County sheriff's investigator.

Rape conviction

Carder was convicted in 2009 of rape. The case involved Carder and a woman who provided teenage boys with sex in exchange for drugs.

The affidavit states Slawson drove to a relative's house for the night.

Stephens said Carder's body was discovered about 9 a.m. Friday by a passer-by at S Bryant Avenue near Simpson Road. Smith had Slawson's cellphone number on her phone, and he was arrested later that day.

The affidavit states Slawson told investigators he has been killing animals, mostly cats, for the past couple of years.

Slawson is being held without bail in the Logan County jail.


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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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