Authorities: FL Teen Beats Another Teenager To Death With Baseball Bat

A Florida teen has beaten another teenager to death with a baseball bat, authorities say.

Polk County Sheriff's officials said the 16-year-old boy beat 15-year-old Giovanni Diaz after they went into a wooded area Monday afternoon. 

Authorities believe the teens entered 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 referred to Diaz as a friend.

The teen has three previous battery charges and two were on Diaz. Authorities do not know why he killed the other boy and have no further details.

He had not been charged as of Monday night.

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