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March 12 Florida man accused of beating homeless man with stick

The Gainesville Sun reports that Jared Parker was arrested Monday night and is now facing charges of attempted murder and armed robbery.

The arrest report states that Parker approached a homeless man at the camp on Sunday afternoon and asked him for money. The man refused, and Parker came back later and started punching the man in the face. When Parker’s hand was tired, he beat the man with a stick. Parker eventually fled the scene.

Police say he suffered multiple fractures of his skull and face and was covered in blood. The arrest report states that Parker said he fled because he thought the man was dead.

Parker’s lawyer is not listed on the custody record.

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