A Bahamas native beat his pal to death in a Florida parking lot, kicking him for 79 minutes during a merciless attack in which he screamed, “F–k your white life!,” according to police.
Kristoff King, 36, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the Jan. 14 death of Scott Jenks, who pleaded with the Bahamian man to stop attacking him hours after they left Sports Bar and Grill in St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
“Kris I love you, we are friends,” Jenks said, according to a police report obtained by the newspaper.
But King kept kicking Jenks — a well-known local bartender known as “Scotty” — for over an hour based on surveillance video from a nearby business while asking the man if he wanted to “die on the ground,” police said.
An employee from the bar found Jenks’ body in a parking lot less than two hours after he and King left the pub, where they were regular customers, the newspaper reports.
Responding cops found footprints on Jenks’ torso, as well as bloody footprints near his body, police said.
King also made comments about Jenks’ race that investigators claim are “indicative of a hate crime,” but he had not been charged with a bias crime as of Friday, jail records show.
A motive in the attack is unclear, but details contained in an arrest warrant show it was possibly motivated by racism, WTSP reports.
“F–k your white life!,” King told Jenks during the attack, according to an arrest warrant. “White motherf–ker. Don’t treat me like a street n—-r. I could shoot you. You wanna die on the ground?”
King remains held without bail at the Pinellas County Jail. He also has an immigration hold placed on him by federal authorities, records show.