04/18/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Florida – Authorities say a Florida man smothered his young child to death so that he could play video games. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Cody Wygant, 24, has been charged with third-degree murder and child neglect in connection with the death of his 16-month-old son Daymeon.
According to officials Wygant said the child’s uncontrollable crying prevented him from playing games on his Xbox system. He reportedly covered the mouth and nose of the young boy multiple times before covering him with bedding and putting him in a playpen. The child was unresponsive when Wygant checked on him several hours later.
Sheriff Jeff Dawsy is quoted by the AP as stating of the incident, “It is inconceivable that a father could kill his infant son — it just baffles the mind…Our only sense of relief now comes from knowing that we did exactly what we needed to do to bring justice to him swiftly. Our prayers go out to those who knew and loved Daymeon.”
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