Florida Man Beat Roommate to Death Over Stolen Fried Chicken Foot

A 52-year-old from Tampa named James Jugo is facing manslaughter charges after admitting to police that he beat his roommate to death.

The cause of the deadly disagreement? A stolen chicken foot.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Jugo lived with 56-year-old Benjamin Calderon. On Friday night Calderon was busy cooking up some chicken feet on a skillet. At some point Jugo decided to help himself to one of the chicken feet.

This lead to a violent confrontation. Jugo told police he beat Calderon with his fists, though a witness says that a board may have been involved.

An autopsy found that Calderon died of blunt force trauma to the head and internal bleeding.

Jugo, who has been arrested 19 times before in Florida, now faces a manslaughter charge. Jugo's previous charges were mostly non-violent, and included burglary, cocaine possession, and owning a dangerous dog.

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