(iWIDK – Daniel Kiely) – “I heard three whacks.”
Lawson Dickey, 13, provided gruesome detail on the witness stand Tuesday as his father, Lawrence Dickey, 46, stood trial for first degree murder in the death of his wife and Lawson’s step-mother, Beatrice Dickey.
According to The Tampa Bay Times, the couple had attended a rock concert by the group Journey earlier in the evening where Lawrence Dickey had become intoxicated.
The boy testified that after returning home from the concert, his father went to the garage and retrieved an aluminum baseball bat, went to the couple’s bedroom and struck her with the bat, then screeched away in his car.
On the witness stand, the elder Dickey claimed he had no memory of the murder and had blacked out after the concert. Closing arguments in the trial began yesterday.