Slater Charged w/ Murder !!!

LARGO -Former professional wrestler ``Dirty'' Dick Slater was arrested on a charge of attempted murder Saturday, with authorities alleging that he repeatedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend.

Slater, 52, used a kitchen knife with an 8-inch blade to stab Theresa Halbert, 41, at Halbert's home, 12735 137th Lane N., Largo police Sgt. George Edmiston said.

At the time, Slater was moving the last of his possessions out of the house after he and Halbert had broken up, Edmiston said.

Afterward, Slater was found at a residence off Seminole Boulevard.

After the stabbing, he apparently overdosed on pain medications he routinely takes for injuries suffered during his wrestling career, Edmiston said.