Sheriff: Teen fatally beats friend with bat, calls 911

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says a teenage boy has beaten another teenager to death with a baseball bat.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd tells WFLA-TV the 16-year-old beat 15-year-old Giovanni Diaz after they went into a wooded area Monday afternoon. He says the boys had gone in the woods presumably to play.

Judd says the 16-year-old told a witness what he did, went home and called 911. The witness found Diaz dead.

The suspect told a deputy that “he whaled on” Diaz and...

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