TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa man has been charged with manslaughter after police say he beat his roommate to death in a dispute over a chicken foot.
James Jugo, 52, admitted in an interview with detectives on Saturday that he beat his roommate, 56-year-old Benjamin Calderon, with his fist after an argument about some stolen food, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
It was reported that the fight started when Jugo took a chicken foot from a skillet that Calderon was using to cook with.
The attack is still under investigation, but police say an autopsy revealed that Calderon suffered internal bleeding after being hit numerous times on the face, neck and elsewhere.
A witness told police that she saw Jugo hit Calderon with a board.
Jugo is in jail under a $15,000 bail.
Source: Tampa Bay Times