Suspect held in 1997 killing charged in 1990 Georgetown death

By Martin Weil
Saturday, January 23, 2010

A suspect has been arrested in a slaying that occurred in Georgetown almost 20 years ago, the D.C. police said Friday.

The same man was arrested several months ago in connection with a years-old killing in the Adams Morgan area, according to a law enforcement source.

In the Georgetown case, police said Frederick Morton, 57, was charged Thursday with first-degree felony murder in the death of Charles Caldwell Haupt. Haupt, 62, was found fatally stabbed Sept. 2, 1990, in his house in the 1600 block of 35th Street NW, police said.

At the time, police said they suspected a possible burglary or robbery. In a statement issued late Friday, police said Morton was in custody at the D.C. jail on an unrelated charge. It could not be learned immediately what led police to obtain a warrant for him in the Georgetown case.

A law enforcement source indicated that Morton is the same Frederick Morton who was charged with murder in November in the January 1997 death of Sharon Moskowitz. She was found strangled in her apartment on Biltmore Street NW after an apparent burglary, police said.

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