A 46-year-old man is facing a homicide trial for allegedly stabbing another man to death inside an Allentown apartment.

During a preliminary court hearing on Wednesday, a judge ruled Hector Gonzalez will face trial on one count of criminal homicide.

Authorities say Gonzalez stabbed and killed Ahiezer H. Padilla-Marrero at the Hamilton Square Apartments in September.

Gonzalez has a lengthy criminal history. According to court records, he's been arrested at least five times since 2000-- and has been convicted of simple assault and DUI.