Georgia man accused of murdering his mother

Forsyth County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Loganville man with one count of felony murder.

Deputies responded to a medical call in the area of Frank Boyd Road in Forsyth County at about 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 10, when an elderly male could not wake up the woman that lived in the home. 

Deputies determined the woman, identified as 61-year-old Tresa Slate, was dead and there was a potential of foul play.

Major Crimes detectives conducted a lengthy investigation and in consultation with the medical examiner, determined the manner of death was homicide.  

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation revealed that Ms. Slate’s son, 39-year-old Christopher Pino, was identified as the suspect in her death. He was located the following day in Gainesville where he was taken into custody without incident. 

He is being held in the Forsyth County Jail on no bond. Detectives also say Pino had an active warrant out of Virginia for a theft charge.   

This case remains an active investigation and no additional details are available.

Reminder: Crime articles contain only charges and information from police reports and law enforcement statements. Suspects and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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