Police in Florida have arrested a man
they suspect of killing gay couple Kevin Mark Powell and Stephen
Duane Adams in their Wilton Manors home on Sunday, Miami-based
Peter Serge Avsenew, 26, was arrested
driving Powell's black 2003 Saturn Vue near Dundee, Florida. He's
being held at the the Polk County Sheriff's Office and is expected to
be extradited to Broward County soon.
Police found the bodies of Powell, 47,
and Adams, 52, in their home on Sunday. Police entered the home at
the request of Adams' sister who grew concerned when her brother was
a no-show at a family gathering.
Powell had not fully recovered from a
double-organ transplant to cure his diabetes six months ago.
The couple met at a Cleveland gay pride
parade 29 years earlier.
“They fell in love, and they've been
together ever since,” Powell's brother, Shannon Kicklighter, told
the Miami Herald.
not released details of the double homicide or what the motive might
But it's possible
the victims knew their killer. Adams, a registered nurse, and
Powell, an interior decorator, moved to Wilton Manors – which
includes a large gay population – earlier this year. They had
previously lived in Hollywood, where the six-foot-one Avsenew