Posted on January 10, 2014

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

NBC Miami, January 9, 2014

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.


Alvin Kenneth Welch, Jr.

Alvin Kenneth Welch, Jr.