Man accused of beating his girlfriend and her mother to death with a bat

TAVARES, FL (WFLX) - Central Florida police say a man used a baseball bat to beat to death his girlfriend and her mother and seriously injure her brother before taking his own life. Tavares police say 32-year-old James Jones drowned himself in a nearby lake after he was confronted by officers and ran away.

A police report says Jones was schizophrenic and had stopped taking his medication. Detectives are still investigating a motive for the killings.

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