But exactly how the suspect, Peter Serge Avsenew, 26, of Hollywood, met the two victims is still under investigation, according to Wilton Manors Police Sgt. Charles Howard. Charges are pending against Avsenew in the killings of Kevin Mark Powell, 47, and Stephen Duane Adams, 52. The victims were found slain in their home, in the 2500 block of Northeast Eighth Avenue, at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. They were partners for 29 years, a relative said.
Authorities on Tuesday night found and arrested Avsenew, a convicted felon, in Polk County. The victims' vehicle, which had disappeared, also was found with him in Polk County. On Thursday, he was being held without bail in a Polk County jail on an unrelated violation of probation charge from Monroe County.
Authorities say Avsenew has been taken into custody more than a dozen times since 2003. The charges include vehicle theft, robbery, grand theft, fraud, drug charges and resisting arrest.
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