Love triangle eyed in Antique killing

Posted at 10/23/2012 6:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Police suspect that the death of a 46-year-old man in Barangay Balac-Balac, Culasi, Antique was the result of a love triangle between the victim, the suspect and the suspect’s wife.

Police said the victim, Diosdado Cornejo, was allegedly stabbed multiple times by Melvie Alvarez, who is the husband of Cornejo’s live-in partner Evelyn.

Based on the investigation of Culasi Police, Cornejo and Evelyn were waiting for a tricycle in Barangay Balac-Balac Sunday morning when Alvarez arrived and stabbed Cornejo.

Police said Alvarez had been in jail for 3 years and was not aware that his wife Evelyn was having a relationship with another man.

They added that Cornejo and Evelyn had been living in the couple’s home.

Alvarez is now detained at the Culasi Police Station and will face charges of murder. -- Report from Jenel Baclay, ABS-CBN News Iloilo