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Maryland Man Indicted on Charges He Killed His Girlfriend’s Husband

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Defendant Was on Supervised Probation for a Previous Crime

            WASHINGTON – Keyon Slaughter, 27, of Waldorf, Maryland, was arraigned today on an indictment charging him with the December 2022 murder of Dana Bailey, Jr., announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Chief Pamela Smith of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            The indictment charges Slaughter with first-degree premeditated murder while armed, first‑degree felony murder while armed, first-degree burglary while armed, and related firearm offenses, including illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted person, punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

            According to the government’s evidence, in the morning hours of December 5, 2022, Slaughter entered the apartment that his girlfriend shared with her husband, Dana Bailey, Jr., in Southeast, Washington, D.C. Bailey had learned of his wife’s affair with Slaughter earlier in 2022. Slaughter confronted and shot Bailey once in the chest, killing him. Slaughter then fled the scene and traveled to North Carolina. Before Bailey died, he identified Slaughter as the murderer to a responding officer by Slaughter’s nickname, “Papi.” At that time, defendant was on supervised probation for a 2019 conviction for armed robbery in Charles County, Maryland. Slaughter was arrested in this case in July 2023 and has been detained pending trial since his arrest.

            This case is being investigated by members of MPD’s Homicide Branch. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles R. Jones.

            An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated April 12, 2024

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-325