Baseball Bat Murder


VIEWING AREA. SOME CHANGES WE HAVEN’T SEEN IN A WHILE. THANK YOU. RIGHT. WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT IN THE BRUTAL DEATH OF A LAKE WALES TEEN. 16-YEAR OLDMURPHY IS NOW FACING FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGES FOR BEATING TO DEATH HIS FRIEND WITH A BASEBALL BAT. WE HAVE MOREFROM LAKE WALES. REPORTER: THIS AREA IS WHERE WE’VE LEARNED THE BRUTAL MURDER HAPPENED. THE SHERIFF SAYS THISWAS PREMEDITATED AND MOTIVATED BY JEALOUSY. THIS IS THEVICTIM, GIO DIAZ. HIS MOTHERDESCRIBES HIM AS OUTGOING AND SMART. NEIGHBORS TELL US THEIRHEARTS BROKE AS THEY WATCHED HIS MOTHER RECEIVE THE NEWS NO ONE EVER WANTS TO HEAR. SHE WAS WANTING TO KNOW — SHE SAID INTO SON IS IN THE WOODS. I WANT TO KNOW IF HE’SALIVE. REPORTER: WE’RE TOLD DIAZ THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO HANG OUT WITH 16-YEAR OLD LITTLE DON MURRAY BUT HAD NO IDEA HE HAD DIFFERENT PLANS. HE TRIED TO ATTACK ME AND THEN ME AND HIM GOT INTO A FIGHT. REPORTER: IN A 911 CALL MURRAY CLAIMS SELF DEFENSE. 2 DAYS EARLIER DYLAN TOLD A PARTICULAR WITNESS I WONDER WHAT IT’S LIKE — WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO KILL SOMEBODY. REPORTER: DETECTIVES SAY HE EVENTUALLY ADMITTED TO ATTACKING HIS FRIEND OVER A GIRL. . DYLAN ADMITTED HITTING VICIOUSLY HITTING GIO AT LEAST 9 TIMES IN THE FACE AND THE HEAD WITH THE BASEBALL BAT. REPORTER: WE’VE HEARD NEIGHBORS ARE PLANNING A VIGIL

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