Police identified the victim as Recardo Nasis, 51, of Barangay Cabatangan, the second cousin of the suspect and house owner identified as Leo Diaz.
Police Chief Master Sgt. Reginaldo Suelto, case investigator of the Talisay City Police Station, said Nasis allegedly destroyed the bamboo grills of the window of Diaz’s house.
Diaz, who was sleeping inside his room, heard a noise, prompting him to check their living room around 12:14 a.m.
The suspect caught Nasis, armed with a kitchen knife, in the living room allegedly trying to look for something as the area was somehow messy, according to Suelto.
Diaz confronted Nasis but the victim attempted to attack him with the knife. They grappled for the weapon until Diaz was able to grab the knife and stab Nasis several times.
Suelto said that Nasis was taken to a hospital where he died due to multiple stab wounds while Diaz is under police custody.
Prior to the incident, Suelto said that Nasis had a drinking spree with friends.
Suelto said they are awaiting the decision of Nasis’ family if they will file a case.