Magnolia Murder-Suicide Leaves Three Dead in Domestic Incident

Magnolia, Delaware – The community of Magnolia, Delaware, was shaken by a tragic incident resulting in the loss of three lives due to a suspected murder-suicide. The victims have been identified as 38-year-old Vicky Williams and 43-year-old Evan Cablayan, both residents of Magnolia. The suspect, Charles Williams 3rd, also from Magnolia, took his own life during the incident, according to Delaware State Police.

Authorities responded to reports of gunfire on April 29, 2024, at around 6:18 p.m. in the 100 block of Cilento Drive. Upon arrival, troopers found Vicky Williams in the front yard, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Despite efforts to save her, she tragically succumbed to her injuries. Inside the residence, officers discovered Evan Cablayan also fatally wounded by gunfire.

The Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team was deployed to the scene, where they found the suspect deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the home. Fortunately, three children found in the residence were unharmed. The identities of the victims have not been released pending notification of their families.

Preliminary reports indicate that the suspect confessed to a family member, admitting to the shootings of his wife and her new boyfriend, as well as expressing his intention to take his own life. The motive behind the tragic events remains under investigation by authorities.

The incident unfolded in the Barrett Farm Development in Magnolia, prompting a swift response from law enforcement. Neighbors in the area were shocked by the violence that occurred in their typically quiet community. The removal of the bodies from the scene early the next morning added to the somber atmosphere that lingered in the neighborhood.

The community of Magnolia, Delaware, now grapples with the aftermath of this heartbreaking event as authorities continue to piece together the events leading up to the tragic murder-suicide. As details emerge, residents seek comfort and understanding in the face of such senseless loss.