Victim identified after fatal stabbing at Esquire Inn | Crime

Christopher Samples has been identified as the victim of the fatal stabbing at the Esquire Inn.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEVV) — A man who was stabbed and killed at the Esquire Inn in Evansville has been identified.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office said the victim was Christopher Samples, 51, of Evansville.

As we reported, authorities were called to the Esquire Inn on North Fares Avenue on Saturday after a man was reportedly stabbed in the chest. Authorities say they found DeWayne Whitney, Jr., 36, at the scene and he confessed to being behind the attack.

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Authorities say Whitney told them the victim had attempted to sexually assault his girlfriend earlier in the day, leading to the confrontation.

Whitney has been charged with murder and is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail.