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Man found beaten to death in St. Pete parking lot, arrest made: Police

Posted at 8:37 AM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 10:00:23-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Police in St. Pete say an arrest has been made after a man was found beat to death in a parking lot on Tuesday.

Scott Jenks, 48, was found dead in the lot at 1144 94th Ave. N. after police received a call that a man was down at about 4:40 a.m.

Detectives say Jenks was at The Sports Bar in the plaza before his death. On Thursday, police announced that Kristoff King, 36, was arrested for Jenks' death.

King is facing first-degree murder charges. Police have not released any other information because the investigation is still very active.