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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.

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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