Dad suffocated young, crying son to play video games: police

Infant daughter removed from man's care

Sheriff's deputies in northern Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games.

Authorities say 24-year-old Cody Wygant is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. He was being held Friday without bail at the Citrus County Jail.

16-month-old Daymeon Wygant wasn't breathing when emergency crews arrived at the home Thursday. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

According to police, Wygant said the boy was crying uncontrollably, preventing him from playing his Xbox games. He covered the boy's nose and mouth for three to four minutes until the boy became lethargic, then placed him in a playpen and covered him with bedding.

Deputies say Wygant didn't check on Daymeon for five hours.

His infant daughter was placed in the care of authorities.

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  1. john posted on 04/19/2014 11:13 AM
    this jackass is the reason why we need the death penalty back . it is time to bring it back . start hanging these assholes start with Paul Bernardo , Russell Williams . etc
    1. Mark7 posted on 04/19/2014 11:25 AM
      @john Exactly! Also it is high time people must pass a course with at least a 90% pass rate before being allowed to procure. To the ones who say that is barbaric I shall reply this. What are you worried about unless you would be an unfit parent?
  2. john posted on 04/19/2014 11:26 AM
    i am a gamer but my family ALWAYS comes first . this is something i would never do to my kids .
    1. Society at Large posted on 04/19/2014 12:09 PM
      @john Tell us it isn't so.
      PLEASE tell us that you haven't added your defectives genes to the already weakened gene pool.
      It's the death of civilization as we know it if you ever reproduce.
  3. Mark7 posted on 04/19/2014 12:35 PM
    It has come to my attention with posts like that of Fact Provider here over the last year, that I am texting to children. Surely these people with the moronic comments cannot think I would take them seriously nor anyone else. I surmise this is all they do with their time, come here to troll.
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