New details emerge after man allegedly stabbed to death in Hampton East, Melbourne


A man who was allegedly stabbed to death in a random attack in Melbourne’s southeast has been identified, as another man is charged with his murder.

Spiros Filidis, 46, was walking to the bus stop at the corner of Little Ave and Widdop Cres in Hampton East about 12.30pm on Tuesday, when he was attacked, police said. CPR was performed, but Filidis died at the scene.

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7NEWS understands Filidis, who had an intellectual disability, was on his way to Southland, an area he frequented regularly.

On Thursday afternoon, Victoria Police charged a 27-year-old man with one count of murder, in relation to the attack.

“The man was arrested in Moorabbin on Tuesday afternoon for unrelated offending,” police said.

He is expected to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Spiros Filidis, a 46-year-old man from Hampton. Credit: 7NEWS

Police said they don’t believe the two men knew each other.

Meanwhile, heartbroken family and friends said they are struggling to come to terms with his death.

Filidis’s godmother Christine Kounelis told 7NEWS he was a “happy soul” who “never got angry”.

The crime scene. Credit: 7NEWS

“He was full of life … everyone in Southland knew him,” she said.

Anyone with any information has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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