Man, mother stabbed to death by man’s lover on New Year’s Eve

A MAN and his mother died after they were stabbed by the former’s lover in Villa Leyson, Barangay Bacayan, Cebu City around 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2022.

Alain Paul Englis was declared dead at 8:33 p.m. after he was brought to the Cebu North General Hospital in Barangay Talamban.

Englis’ mother, Emma, died on Monday dawn, Jan. 2, 2023, while being admitted at the same hospital.

Alain died after sustaining several stab wounds in his body, while his mother sustained severe wounds in her head and a cut in one of her ears.

MSgt. Arniel Gabucan of the Talamban Police Station in Cebu City told reporters that the suspect, identified as Jumbe Capin Olarita, 27, is now under their custody.

Alain’s younger sister Renalyn Omangay told reporters that based on accounts of her relatives, her brother and Olarita were reportedly arguing at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. Police later confirmed that the victim and suspect were living together as lovers.

Prior to their argument, the family’s driver had witnessed Olarita blocked Alain as the latter was driving his motorcycle to work.

“Our driver didn’t mind them because our neighbors have noticed that they fight almost every day. They are always fighting until now, hurting and exchanging blows with each other. So on the 31st of December, I didn’t expect something like that to happen,” Omangay said in Cebuano.

Omangay said she received a call from her mother an hour before the incident but was not able to answer the phone.

Her neighbor sent her a message online past 7 p.m., telling her brother and mother were brought to the hospital.

She then called her sister living in J.M. Basa St., Cebu City, who told her that they were going to the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) to check if her brother and mother were admitted there.

Love potion

While in detention, Olarita told the police that he was “hypnotized” by the victim so that he would remain his lover.

Olarita further claimed that Alain may have fed him a “lumay” or love potion as the former couldn’t dare leave the victim despite the anger he was feeling towards his lover.

According to Gabucan, the two were often seen quarreling with each other but they would settle their differences after. (BBT / TPT)