When Smith asked Kenneth Salter, 69, to leave, Salter repaid Smith's kindness by beating him to death, police say.
Smith was found with severe head injuries by his son.
The crime occurred January 12, 2015 and Smith died January 22, 2015 in the hospital.
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A man staying as a guest at a Pensacola residence has been charged with beating the home's owner to death upon being asked to leave, according to a news release from the Pensacola Police Department.
Kenneth Salter, 69, no permanent address, was arrested Saturday in connection with the murder of Winston D. Smith, 73, of the 900 block of Bayou Boulevard, a PPD news release said.
Sgt. Kristin Brown said Smith had allowed Salter to stay in his house for awhile and that the men got into an argument Jan. 12 when Smith told him he had to move out. Brown said that during the argument, Salter struck Smith several times in the head with an object and then left the residence.
Smith's son found him injured in the home on Tuesday, and Smith was transported to the hospital, the release said. He succumbed to his injuries Thursday.
Police were notified about the incident on Wednesday, and Detectives Jonathan Thacker and Chad Willhite developed Salter as a suspect during the investigation. Salter was located Friday morning in a vacant house in the 400 block of West Jackson Street.
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