Man Kills 1-year-old Son So He Could Play Xbox, Watch TV
Cody Eugene Wygant, 24, from Homosassa, Florida, is facing charges of 3rd degree murder and willful child neglect after he confessed to suffocating his 1-year-old son (Daymeon Wygant) so he could play video games on his Xbox. According to the arrest narrative, Cody put his hand over Daymeon's mouth and nose "for 3-4 minutes" to stop him from crying. Afterwards, documents state that the father admitted to putting the boy in his playpen and wrapping him in bedding "in such a way as to prevent the decedent from receiving fresh air." For five hours afterwards, investigators say Cody played Xbox games and watched three episodes "Fringe." When he next checked on Daymeon, he was "blue, not breathing, and unresponsive." The child was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.