- An Irishman was stabbed to death while his Filipina girlfriend was seriously injured in a brutal attack in Sydney
- The couple were reportedly on their first date when the woman’s ex-husband stabbed them both
- The suspect, who is a Filipino, has been arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder
An Irishman was stabbed dead by his Filipina girlfriend’s ex-partner inside a restaurant in Sydney last week. The woman was also seriously wounded in the attack.
According to Sydney Morning Herald, Irishman Keith Collins, 53, and Filipina Jovy Pilapil, 38, were on their first date and were dining inside a busy Korean restaurant in Sydney when they were attacked by Alexander Villaluna, the 44-year-old ex-husband of Pilapil with whom she has three children.
Pilapil reportedly separated from Villaluna in November last year and had sought an apprehended violence order (AVO) against her former husband. She had since posted on social media account about receiving a bunch of flowers from her ‘secret admirer’.
She met Collins on a dating website and the two have agreed to meet for their very first date at the Kangam BBQ restaurant in Westfield Hornsby on Wednesday night, March 30.
Collins, who is from Ireland but lives in Terrigal on the Central Coast, is also a single parent, and both he Pilapil are hopeful at giving love another chance. (Click here to read more)
Watch the video of the suspect’s arrest below: