Police: Man kicked his friend to death in 79 minute attack

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When police in St. Petersburg found the brutally beaten body of a man in a shopping center parking lot on Jan. 14, they turned to surveillance video from a nearby business for clues.

The video showed a man brutally kicking Scott Jenks for an hour and 19 minutes, as the 48-year-old man begged him to stop.

Two days later, Kristoff King, 36, was arrested in Alachua County and later extradited to Pinellas County where he was charged with first-degree murder.

The violent attack is outlined in an arrest report filed against Kristoff, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

A bar employee found Jenks’ body about 4:40 a.m. and called 911.

The employee identified Jenks and King investigators that both men were regulars at the bar. Security camera footage from several businesses in the plaza show Jenks and King leave Sports Bar and Grill around 3 a.m.

King beat Jenks, 48, for an hour and 19 minutes, based on the start and stop times in the video footage, police said in the report. There were footprints on Jenks’ torso and in his blood around the scene.

The report said Jenks pleaded with King to stop, saying “Kris I love you we are friends.” Kristoff continued to beat him. He asked in Jenks wanted to “die on the ground,” police said.

The motive for the attack is not made clear in the arrest affidavit.

King is a native of the Bahamas, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a hold on him as well, authorities said

A lawyer for him isn't listed on court records.