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Man Beats Ex-Wife's Boyfriend to Death with Baseball Bat

David Walker allegedly flew from Chicago to Phoenix to attack his ex-wife’s boyfriend.

Once in Phoenix, Walker broke into his ex-wife’s house and beat her boyfriend, Adam Moring, with a baseball bat, AZfamily.com reports. He’s now facing a slew of charges, including first-degree murder and kidnapping.

Walker flew into Phoenix early Thursday morning and headed straight to his ex-wife’s home. He entered the home through a back door at around 1:30 a.m. and grabbed a baseball bat from the garage, according to authorities.

Walker then headed up stairs to the bedroom where his ex-wife and Moring were sleeping and allegedly began beating Moring in the head. He then hit his ex-wife in the head with the bat and physically assaulted her, authorities said.

Walker had his ex-wife wake their two kids and drive them all to Tempe. Once in Tempe, Walker reportedly made a run for it on foot. Once Walker was out of the picture, the ex-wife drove to a nearby business and called the police.

Moring was rushed to a hospital, but later died of his injuries. Police were able to track down Walker at a Tempe motel where he was arrested after a struggle. He’s been charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, burglary and tampering with evidence.

Under Arizona law, first-degree murder is a premeditated killing, meaning it was planned our thought out. Second-degree murder, on the other hand, is a killing that wasn’t premeditated.

Walker may argue that the crime wasn’t thought-out, but instead occurred in the heat of passion. However, the fact that he flew into Phoenix, snuck into the home, and grabbed a baseball bat point to the crime being thought out.

If convicted of first-degree murder, Walker could face life in prison or the death penalty.

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