Pinellas Deputies Charge Homeless Man with Murder
Deputies say he beat a St. Pete Beach man to death.
ST. PETE BEACH – A homeless man beat another man to death Thursday (Sept. 15) afternoon in St. Pete Beach, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Kenneth Arthur Darling, 41, of St. Pete Beach, died at the scene. Bruce Edward Wilson, 51, was charged with second degree murder, deputies said.
Mr. Darling and Wilson were drinking together at the western most end of the 78th Avenue cul de sac just west of Coquina Way about 1:55 p.m. when they began fighting. Witnesses told deputies that Wilson began beating Mr. Darling in the head and struck him in the face six or seven times. Deputies said Mr. Darling was on the ground when they arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies believe alcohol impairment was a factor.
For information about the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, go to pcsoweb.com.
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