A Florida man drove to a police station and handed himself in saying ‘lock me up’ after he allegedly beat his wife to death with a baseball bat. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.

According to police, Lawrence Dickey, 44, killed his wife Beatrice, a sheriff’s official, in the master bedroom of their home in Plant City after they returned home from a Saturday night concert.
Dickey allegedly came home, woke up a son sleeping on a couch, hugged him and said ‘I love you, your mother is an angel and you will get through this’.

The son then reportedly heard Dickey go into a garage and drop an object that sounded like an aluminium baseball bat.
He then walked into the bedroom and the son heard three thumps.
Dickey drove to a police station where he reportedly said: ‘Lock me up. I just beat my wife with a bat. She is hurt real bad.’
Mrs Dickey, also 44, was found in the bedroom with blunt-force trauma to the head with a bloodied aluminium baseball bat beside her.
She was flown to Tampa General Hospital and pronounced dead.

Police said they do not know the motive for the killing and Dickey has decided to not speak to detectives about it.
Police spokesman Tray Towles told Tampa Bay Online: ‘I honestly don’t think he realised he had killed her.’
Sheriff Grady Judd paid tribute to Mrs Dickey who was the highest-ranking civilian employee of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
‘Bea was an incredibly special person to all of us at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office,’ he said of the office’s director of business affairs.
‘She was not just our colleague, she was our dear friend. Our sheriff’s office family is hurting. This is a tremendous loss.’