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Toledo stabbing attack leaves father, daughter dead, and a woman wounded

Suspect was angry after he was barred from entering the home of the female victim, whom he was trying to woo

By: Paul Lauro - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | December 12,2023 - 05:10 PM

Police process the crime scene where an 18-year-old woman and her 48-year-old father was stabbed dead by an angry man in Toledo City. | Contributed photo via Paul Lauro

Police process the crime scene where an 18-year-old woman and her 48-year-old father was stabbed dead by an angry man in Toledo City. | Contributed photo via Paul Lauro

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A man, who was angry at being barred from entering the house of the young woman whom he was trying to woo, barged into the young woman’s house early this morning and killed her, her father and left the dead victims’ female friend wounded.

The killing happened at past 4 a.m. today, in Sitio Suba, Barangay Talavera, Toledo City in western Cebu.

Authorities identified the victims as Zorovavel Edoloverio, 48, and his daughter Zyphaliah “Honey”Edoleverio.

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Toledo stabbing suspect

They were stabbed dead by the suspect, Kevin Avelis of Sitio Suba, who fled after the killing.

Gerly Navarro, 18, the two dead victims’ friend, survived after she was stabbed several times and was seriously wounded.

Toledo police later arrested Avelis during a hot pursuit operation.

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How they were killed

Initial investigation showed that Avelis allegedly got angry after Zorovavel filed a trespassing complaint against the former.

Avelis had allegedly been trying to woo Zorovavel’s 18-year-old daughter, “Honey”, but she was not interested in him.

When Zorovavel filed a trespassing complaint at the barangay against Avelis, this allegedly pushed him over the edge.

So at past 4 a.m. today, Avelis allegedly barged into the house of Zorovavel, broke the door of the room where Honey and Navarro were sleeping, and attacked Honey first, where Avelis stabbed her several times.

When Gerly tried to help Honey, Avelis turned his ire on Gerly, who was stabbed several times.

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Zorovavel, who heard calls for help from the other room, rushed inside the room and was met by Avelis, who also stabbed him.

The wounded Zorovavel managed to run back to his room to get his gun. He then turned and shot at Avelis, who pursued him, but Zorovavel missed.

Avelis then continued stabbing Zorovavel who fell face down and died.

The wounded Gerly at that time had shouted for help from the neighbors, who had come running to help them.

Sensing that the neighbors were approaching, Avelis fled the crime scene.

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Gerly was rushed to the hospital for treatment and the crime was reported to police.

After identifying the suspect, the police conducted a manhunt operation, which ended in the arrest of Avelis, a few hours later.

Avelis was detained at the Toledo City Police Station pending the filing of charges.

Authorities who did a background check on Avelis, described him as a jobless, 31-year-old man who was also allegedly a known drug user in the area.

Authorities said that Avelis would be facing charges of double murder and frustrated murder charges.


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