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.