The Arizona Daily Sun reported Tuesday that 21-year-old James Womble is facing one count of second-degree murder in the July stabbing death.
Womble has pleaded not guilty.
Police say Womble and 63-year-old Peter Gillespie were fighting over past-due rent when Womble allegedly stabbed him with scissors eight times.
Womble called 911 after the incident.
Womble says he was acting in self-defense after Gillespie started to choke him.
His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Information from: Arizona Daily Sun, http://www.azdailysun.com/