AN AUSTRALIAN businessman was stabbed to death by his helper at his house in Sitio Ilahod, Barangay To-oy in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, on Saturday.
Police identified the fatality as Warren Hill, 74.
Investigation showed that Hill had a heated argument with 20-year-old Robert Flores of Kabankalan City when he learned that the suspect was planning to sleep with his female co-worker.
Hill confronted the suspect and fired him. Flores, armed with a double bladed knife, stabbed his employer.
Hill sustained two stab wounds, and was declared dead at a hospital.
Flores fled and hid inside a sugarcane plantation.
Inspector Raymundo Franco, deputy chief of Himamaylan City Police Station, said the police cordoned the sugarcane field, but as of 3 p.m. Sunday, the suspect failed to surface.
Franco said they coordinated with Flores's parents to help them negotiate their son's surrender.
Murder charges will be filed against Flores.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 20, 2017.
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