Detectives Arrest Homicide Suspect

03/18/15
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WHEN: 2/15/14, 7:14 p.m.
WHERE: 8722 48th Street North, Tampa
SUSPECT: James Jugo, 04/18/61, W/M, 8722 48th, Street North #B, Tampa
CHARGES: Manslaughter
VICTIM: Benjamin Calderon, 09/23/57, W/M, 8722 48th, Street North #B, Tampa

On 02/14/2014 Officers responded to an unexplained death at 8722 48th Street North. After the autopsy, the Medical Examiner determined that the victim died from blunt force trauma to the head and internal bleeding. During an interview, the suspect admitted to hitting the victim numerous times on his head, face and body with his fist.  A witness gave a statement that she saw the suspect hit the victim with a board. The victim and the suspect are roommates and they had an argument