- Darren Espanto’s former road manager and friend Carmencita Pelayo was killed
- Her friend Karwin Guevarra was also stabbed to death along with her
- The victims’ friend, known as “Regine,” is the main suspect for the gruesome crime
Darren Espanto is currently grieving over the loss of Carmencita Pelayo, his friend and former road manager.
KAMI learned that Pelayo was found dead with multiple stab wounds along with her friend Karwin Guevarra. Their bodies were discovered in the latter’s house in Barangay Tabun.
In a report by ABS-CBN News (authored by Trisha Mostoles), the main suspect is a friend of the two victims known as “Regine.”
“May kukunin silang pera. Bali yung bank account nung dalawa doon ipapasok yung pera, ‘yun yung sinabi ng asawa ko,” Pelayo’s husband, Mark John Hernandez, explained.
The parents of the victims have also shared details about the case, stating that the three have been friends for a long time and that Regine owes a debt to the two victims.
Espanto took to social media to express his sorrow over the death of Pelayo:
“I still couldn’t believe the news of your passing, ate Karen. Nanginginig ako hanggang ngayon kasi di ako makapaniwala sa nabalitaan ko. Actually, ayaw ko maniwala sa totoo lang. Sobra kasing masakit. Napakabuti mong tao.
“You were more than a road manager to me. Inalagaan mo ako at itinuring na parang kapamilya mo at ganoon ka rin sa amin. You are family to us... You will forever be my ‘Ate Karen’. I will keep all the memories that we had through the good times and the bad and I will always remember the things you’ve taught me in the past. I love you so much and I’ll keep you close to me heart always,” he wrote on Instagram.
Darren Espanto is a singer who broke through in showbiz through the Kapamilya talent show “The Voice Kids.” He recently made headlines due to a word war on social media with fellow singer JK Labajo. The latter allegedly claimed that Darren is gay.
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