Australian businessman stabbed dead by helper

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.