A man who stabbed his boyfriend, Alphonzo Guinyard, to death during an argument about their relationship Sunday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood has been ordered held on a $1 million bond.
Clifton Hooker, 32, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of the 26-year-old 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. At some point, Guinyard demanded to see Hooker’s phone because he believed Hooker was cheating on him.
They began arguing and Hooker told Guinyard to leave, 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, prosecutors said. Hooker left from the fight, went upstairs to the second floor, and got a knife from the kitchen.
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 he stabbed Guinyard, who was not armed, prosecutors said. A blood-covered stainless steel knife 8-9 inches long was found on the kitchen counter.
Judge Adam D. Bourgeois ordered Hooker held on a $1 million bond in court Tuesday.
Guinyard was a native of Titusville, Florida, where he graduated from Titusville High. He was an alumnus of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri; and worked at Macy’s, according to his Facebook page