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Man charged over Vic fatal stabbing

AAP logoAAP 2/11/2016 Melissa Meehan

A man has been charged with murder over the stabbing death of an elderly man at a house near Ballarat.

Emergency services were called to a Langstaffe Drive property in Wendouree around 1.30am on Wednesday and found the 72-year-old man was dead.

A 37-year-old man was arrested at the property and has been charged with one count of murder.

He was known to the victim and both men are Wendouree residents.

Locals took to social media to express their shock and sadness over the death.

"This is very sad. Sending my condolences to the deceased family. Thinking of you at this sad time," one posted.

The Wendouree man has been charged with one count of murder and was remanded to appear at Ballarat Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

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