Man Beat Another Man to Death During Football Party in Jacksonville: Police

A Florida man is accused of beating another man to death with a baseball bat during an argument over how barbecue was being sliced at a party in Jacksonville.

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014  |  Updated 11:34 AM EDT
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A Florida man is accused of beating another man to death with a baseball bat during an argument over how barbecue was being sliced at a party in Jacksonville.
 
Police arrested 35-year-old Alvin Kenneth "Chico" Welch Jr. on Wednesday in the death of 31-year-old Joshua Andrew Heinz Saturday night.

 
Welch and Heinz had been watching football with friends and Welch was getting a take-home plate when he and Heinz got into an argument over how the meat was being sliced, the Florida Times-Union reported.
 
Assistant Chief Chris Butler said the argument escalated and Heinz was hit with the bat. He was taken to a nearby hospital and later died from his injuries.

 
Butler says the two men were acquaintances. The party was at Heinz's house.
 
"The suspect after the argument took the baseball bat and basically fled," Butler said.

Welch was arrested early Wednesday and was being held without bail at the Jacksonville jail Thursday morning. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.

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