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Stolen chicken foot leaves one Tampa man dead and another facing charges

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According to an article published by the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 17, an alleged altercation over a stolen chicken leg land one man in jail and left his roommate dead.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that authorities say 52-year-old James Jugo was taken into custody after police were called to his apartment on Friday to investigate the death of his roommate, 56-year-old Benjamin Calderon.

Authorities say that in an interview that took place Saturday Jugo told detectives he beat his roommate with his fist after an argument about stolen food.

An autopsy was performed on Calderon, and it showed he died from internal bleeding after being hit numerous times on the face, neck, and elsewhere. Officials also say a witness claims Jugo allegedly beat Calderon with a board, but police have not confirmed that fact.

James Jugo is currently being held on a $15,000 bond in a Florida jail, and reportedly facing manslaughter charges.

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