Police: Man kills son so he can keep playing video games

Homosassa, Florida -- A 24-year-old Homosassa man man was arrested Thursday for allegedly killings his one-year-old son.

This morning, EMS, fire rescue and deputies were dispatched to Cody Wygant's home in the 3400 block of S. Suncoast Blvd. because his child, Daymeon Wygant, was not breathing. Daymeon was rushed to Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Citrus County Sheriff's detectives say in a meeting with them, Wygant confessed to suffocating the boy so he could continue to play video games. Although Wygant has not been arrested in Citrus County, but detectives say he has an extensive criminal history in California with crimes ranging from trespassing to rape. Wygant will be charged with 3rd degree murder and willful child neglect.

Detectives are still awaiting the final autopsy results from the medical examiner's office on Daymeon's death.


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