Police: Florida man kicked his friend to death in 79-minute attack

Kristoff Alexander King
Posted at 8:27 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 08:54:34-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is accused of kicking his friend to death during an attack that surveillance video showed went on for an hour and 19 minutes.

Police arrested 36-year-old Kristoff King in the Jan. 14 attack of 48-year-old Scott Jenks.

A bartender found Jenks' body in the parking lot around 4:40 a.m. He identified Jenks and Kristoff from surveillance video from nearby stores. He said both were regulars at the bar.

The footage showed the attack and police said in an affidavit that Jenks begged his friend to stop kicking him.

It wasn't clear what they fought about.

King was arrested as he rode a Greyhound bus along Interstate 75 south of Gainesville last week.