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Man indicted on murder, robbery charges after mother’s death
Christopher Pino
Christopher Pino, 39, was arrested on Sunday, Sept. 11 and charged with murder in the death of his mother, Tresa Slate. - photo by Photo courtesy of the FCSO

A Loganville man has been indicted for murder and other charges in the death of his mother in Forsyth County earlier this year.

In November, Christopher Andrew Pino, 39, of Loganville was indicted by the Forsyth County Superior Court on counts of felony murder, malice murder, family violence aggravated assault, robbery by force and theft by taking in the death of his mother, Tresa Slate, 61

According to the indictment, Pino used his hands to fatally strangle his mother and stole more than $25,000 in currency from her between Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11.

At the time of the incident, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office officials said in a news release that deputies were called at about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, when an elderly man could not wake up Slate at her home on Frank Boyd Road. The responding deputies determined Slate “was deceased 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,” the release said. “The investigation revealed that Ms. Slate’s son, 39-year-old Christopher Pino was identified as the suspect in her death.”

Pino was found in Gainesville on Sunday, Sept. 11 and arrested without incident.

He had an active warrant for theft out of Virginia at the time of his arrest, according to the FCSO.

Pino has been in the Forsyth County Jail since September and is being held on no bond.

The case will be in Forsyth County Chief Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley’s court.