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Man kills former roommate, police say

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CLEARWATER (FOX 13) -

A Clearwater man has been arrested and charged with killing his former roommate.

Amy Lynne Arnold, 54, was found dead in her home around 1 a.m.

Paul Alexander Denk, 58, is charged with first-degree murder.

Police say Denk moved here from Kansas three months ago, and lived with Arnold until last week, when she threw him out.

They say he came back Wednesday night, and tried to get in, but Arnold wouldn't let him.

He forced his way in and killed her with an "unknown cutting instrument," police said.

Denk initially told detectives he found her body. But they said he had numerous inconsistenices in his story,

Denk has a criminal history that includes DUI, aggravated assault and domestic battery. He and Arnold knew each other because Arnold's sister had been married to Denk several years ago, police said.

He is being held in the Pinellas County Jail.

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