Dad Kills Son to Play Video Games

By WFLA

Published 04/18 2014 11:35AM

Updated 04/18 2014 11:38AM

(WFLA) A Citrus County, Florida father is charged with killing his one-year-old son so he could keep playing video games.

The Sheriff's Office says Cody Eugene Wygant, 24, is facing charges of 3rd degree murder and willful child neglect.

Daymeon Wygant, 1, was taken to Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center on Thursday morning, where he was pronounced dead.  

The hospital contacted authorities, who went to the man's home in Homosassa.

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