- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - A 65-year-old homeless man has received a 20-year prison term for killing a friend by shoving a 5-inch tube of foot cream down the man’s throat.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1PadTGE) a Hancock County grand jury had indicted Edward Winnicki Jr. on a murder charge in the December 2013 slaying of 58-year-old David Bourgeois in Waveland. Bourgeois also was homeless.

Winnicki pleaded guilty on a lesser charge of manslaughter Monday.

Assistant District Attorney Chris Daniel said Winnicki and Bourgeois were such good friends they were known in the community as “running partners.”

Bourgeois was found dead on Christmas Day 2013.

Daniel said a fight escalated and turned deadly when Winnicki stabbed Bourgeois with a small pocket knife and suffocated him.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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