Docs: AZ man stabbed girlfriend 'to shut her up'

Posted at 11:20 AM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 20:28:24-05

A Mesa man facing a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend told police he stabbed her "to shut her up," according to court documents.

Reyes Colvin, Sr., 55, told police that he and his girlfriend met online and been dating for a few months. He said the two argued a lot, but it never got physical.

In the days before the stabbing, according to Colvin's statements in police records, his girlfriend, identified as Elva Maddock, had "viewed [Colvin's] Facebook photos and started asking questions about all the women on his page."

Colvin said he told Maddock he wasn't interested in any other women and that he loved her. They both continued to argue about the Facebook page up until the stabbing, records show.

On Jan. 29, Maddock drove to Colvin's house. They left in her vehicle and stopped at Kleinman Park near Extension Road and 8th Avenue "to talk."

Colvin told police the two argued for about 30 minutes and Maddock became more upset. He then asked her if she "wanted him to kill himself,” according to those documents.

Maddock reportedly said "he was too much of a coward" to do it, documents state.

That's when Colvin told police he took out his hunting knife and stabbed his girlfriend in the neck, chest and side. He then stabbed himself in an attempt to end his life, documents state.

The woman was taken to the hospital where she was declared dead. Colvin was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery.

"He took everything from us. She was everything to us," said Maddock's daughter Amanda Padron.

Family members say Maddock and Reyes had been dating for a few months and seemed to be happy.

"Why? Why? Why? We just don't understand it," said family member Jasmin Maron.

Reyes is being held on a $750,000 bond. He is facing 2nd degree murder charges.

Maddock is survived by three children, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.