“Do you want to kill me?” The words of a humble joiner before he was “stabbed to death.”

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“Do you want to kill me?” The chilling words of a humble joiner before allegedly stabbed to death over $ 8,400 unpaid renovation bill

  • Bunyamin Oksuz, 61, is said to have been stabbed by Samir Mayhouh in 2019
  • Mr. Oksuz had been looking for a payment for his cabinet work for months
  • He died after a ‘fight’ broke out for the accused killer’s horrified family

A man is accused of stabbing a cabinetmaker over an unpaid renovation bill and accusations of sloppy work.

Samir Mayhouh is said to have stabbed 61-year-old Bunyamin Oksuz in the chest when the cabinetmaker arrived at his client’s home in north Melbourne to recoup the $ 8,400.

“Why don’t you want to pay?” Prosecutor Melissa Mahady told the Victoria Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Samir Mayhoub (photo) and Mr. Oksuz allegedly argued over an unpaid renovation bill

“Do you want to kill me?”

The 30-year-old cabinetmaker had harassed Mayhoub for months after receiving partial payment for the kitchen and laundry, Ms. Mahady said.

Mr. Oksuz brought a friend to Mayhoub’s home in May 2019 and a fight broke out for the accused killer’s horrified family.

It is not disputed that Mayhoub thought the work was bad and picked up a knife.

This was solely to protect himself and his family, his attorney Ruth Shann said.

Mr Oksuz's wife (center) left court in 2019 after news that Mr Mayhoub had been bailed

Mr Oksuz’s wife (center) left court in 2019 after news that Mr Mayhoub had been bailed

The altercation was captured on CCTV at Mayhoub’s home before Mr. Oksuz collapsed and died in the street.

‘I don’t know how the knife got there. I didn’t try to kill him or anything, it just happened, “the court was told, Mayhoub told police.

“I’m just protecting my family, that’s all.”

The 56-year-old’s trial for murder and an alternate charge of manslaughter continues on Thursday.

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