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St. Pete Police arrest man for fatal stabbing

Arrest made in St. Pete homicide investigation
Posted at 3:10 PM, May 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 08:36:57-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Police in St. Pete said a man arrested Tuesday is facing a first-degree murder charge over a fatal stabbing.

Police responded to a home in the 3400 block of 38th Street North after receiving a call about a "suspicious circumstance." Upon arrival, officers found a man dead inside a garage.


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Police said 38-year-old Jeffery Tillman was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder. St. Pete PD said Tillman had been working on renovations at the house.

Police said the victim, identified as Deno Conley, 65, was a longtime acquaintance of Tillman. Police said when Conley went to the home to see Tillman, Tillman stabbed him.