A “devoted dad” and a “cheeky boy,” who both died in a triple stabbing, have received tributes. In Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, Patrick Howard and Adam Fanelli died from stab wounds. Following early Sunday morning reports of a hit-and-run, police and paramedics rushed to the site.
Two of the guys were declared dead at the scene, while one other was brought to the hospital with critical wounds.
In a tribute, Adam’s family said: “Words could never explain the impact this tragedy has had, and will forever hold, over our family and this community.
“Our thoughts and prayers of strength are with the other families involved.
“Adam was undoubtedly a loving and devoted dad to his three wonderful children. For someone small in stature he had an extremely larger-than-life character and a heart bigger than a house.
“He was a person that emulated ‘once met never forgotten’ in every way possible. He’s going to be missed eternally, leaving a void that could never be filled.
“The family would like to thank everyone for their messages of support and beautiful tributes to both Adam and Pat.”
Also paying tribute, Patrick’s family said: “Patrick was the most lovable, cheeky chap you could meet.
“He would have done anything for anybody and had the biggest heart of gold.
“He was the heart and soul of the community, with not a person who didn’t love him.
“Patrick will be missed immensely and has left such a hole in too many hearts. If love could have saved Patrick, he would have lived forever.
“Adam’s family will forever be in our hearts and prayers.”
Let’s Know more about the incident:
Police have identified two of the three victims of a triple stabbing as their families paid them moving tributes.
Adam Fanelli, 39, and Patrick Howard, 27, both residents of Houghton Regis in Bedfordshire, passed away as a result of the accident that happened on Tithe Farm Road on Sunday.
Curtis Long, 32, of Hallwicks Road in Luton, and Nicholas Papworth, 31, of Amble Close in Houghton Regis are each accused of two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, three counts of murder conspiracy, and three counts of conspiracy to cause great bodily injury.
Two Charged One in Custody
As authorities look into the fatalities, two individuals have been charged and a third has been taken into custody.
Additionally, Papworth was accused of tampering with justice.
The third man in his 40s was detained by authorities on Wednesday on suspicion of two killings and one attempted murder.
The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit’s Detective Superintendent Carl Foster said: “Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families of Adam and Patrick, and we also wish the third victim a healthy and swift recovery.
“I wish to renew my thanks to everyone who has come forward with information so far.
“Our inquiries into the events leading up to this fatal stabbing are ongoing, and we are still keen to hear from anyone that can support our investigation.
“This is an extremely violent incident that has taken place in a community that has been greatly affected.
“We are committed to ensuring anyone involved in this brutal attack is brought to justice.”