By ELAINE SILVESTRINI The Tampa Tribune
Published: Apr 27, 2007
TAMPA - A second suspect has been arrested in the 1998 slaying of two homeless men who were killed as part of an activity called "bum rolling," according to court documents unsealed Thursday.
The suspect, admitted white supremacist skinhead Kenneth Hoover, 34, of Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of murder in racketeering activity, according to the documents.
Another suspect, Charles Marovskis, was arrested in January in Avoca, Pa., charged in the killings of the homeless men, Alfred Williams and Richard Arseneau.
According to court papers, the defendants were part of a white racist organization called "Tampa Blood and Honour," which planned to participate in a race war and to kill people they thought to be inferior.
On Sept. 12, 1998, an unidentified homeless man was attacked by skinheads under an Interstate 275 overpass at Bird Street, but he escaped, Hoover's plea agreement states.
The next day, Williams and Arseneau were killed. The body of Williams, 62, was found under a Lee Roy Selmon Expressway overpass. He was beaten and stabbed in the eye with a tire iron.
Arseneau, 44, was found in woods near Interstate 275 and Fletcher Avenue. He was killed by a small ax, the plea agreement states.