04.13.05 Jeremy Rorke Hit And
Killed Baseball Player With Bat After Game
Teen Killed In Baseball Bat Attack
Apr. 13 (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy killed another teen by
hitting him in the head with a baseball bat during an
argument after a youth game, authorities said Wednesday.
Jeremy Rourke, 15, was pronounced dead at a hospital
after the Tuesday night attack, said Brenda Shafer, a
spokeswoman for the coroner's office.
A homicide investigation was under way, but the younger
boy had not been arrested, said Don Manumaleuna, a
sheriff's spokesman. Authorities said the boy was
detained after the incident.
"He just didn't realize it, it just happened and before
you know it. ... Itold him, 'What did you do, why did
you do that?"' parent Sam Cordova told Fox 11 News.
"I could see it in his eyes that it was starting to sink
in, oh my gosh, what did I do?"