ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man is accused of using a metal jack to fatally bludgeon a man he found in his garage, then leaving the victim for weeks before his body was found by friends.

Forty-nine-year-old Jonathan Erickson is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Allan "Buddy" Aguilar. A criminal complaint says friends found his body in the garage in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood Friday under layers of bedding and debris, four weeks after he was killed.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press ( ) says the complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court says some of the friends heard Erickson threatened the 47-year-old Aguilar after suspecting that he was stealing his tools.

It was not immediately clear if Erickson has hired a defense attorney.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,