Worst Father Ever Suffocates Infant For Disrupting X-Box Session

Cody Wygant isn’t going to win any father of the year awards anytime soon. The 24-year-old Florida man was arrested on Thursday and charged with third-degree murder for the death of his 1-year-old son Daymeon.

According to reports, emergency crews were called to the Wygant house after Daymeon was blue and unresponsive in his playpen. The infant was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. While being interviewed by police, Cody Wygant reportedly confessed that he was frustrated by the child’s crying, as it was interfering with his ability to play X-Box games online. He told police that he took the child out of the playpen, placed his hand over Daymeon’s nose and mouth for at least three minutes until he quieted, and put the infant back into the playpen. Wygant told police that he then covered the child with several layers of bedding.

According to police, Wygant claimed to have gone back to his gaming for over an hour before settling in to watch three episodes of the TV show “Fringe.” When he finally checked on the infant again five hours later, the child was not responsive.  Wygant’s girlfriend was not at home during this time. The couple’s 3-month-old daughter was remanded to the custody of Florida’s Department of Children and Families.

Wygant is now being held in a Citrus County, Florida jail.  His bail was set this morning at $100,000.

WFLA brings us more information in this report:

Read more:
Cody Wygant: Central Florida man smothered crying son over video game, say police (WPTV)
$100,000 bond for Citrus dad accused of killing son so he could play video games (WFLA)

  • DocWatson

    Florida? well of course

  • miss

    Is sickening that people categorize ALL floridians with this type of TRASH that happens to reside in this state. Let me tell you, there’s a lot of trash here but 98% of us would never imagine to do something this cruel and disgusting. That means that whenever somebody from washington, alabama, california, new york, W.E commits such a heinous crime then everybody from that state is the same.. That’s very ignorant my friend.

  • Barbara Morgan

    Why is he just charged with 3rd degree murder, why isn’t it first degree, he stopped a one year from breathing that in my book is premeditated murder. What is his defense going to be for murdering a one year old, he was was standing his ground? Hope he suffers the same fate while in jail

    • Tradd Barton Hess

      I’m going to assume you don’t know what premeditation actually means, but for future reference this isn’t it…

      • Barbara Morgan

        I know exactly what premeditation is and I think when you do what he did it it it means you want to kill the person that is interfering with what you are doing there fore he meant to silence the child forever.Maybe it isn’t premeditation to you but it is to me and others.

        • blake

          No, i do not think anyone but you perceives this as premeditation. He may have had intent to kill the child, but that does not classify this as premeditation. Premeditation would be if for a few nights before, his child had been crying while he was playing, and he planned out how he would go about killing the child, while following through with it. It seems that this was classified as a “heat of passion” murder, hence the third degree charge.

    • Demetrius Atkinson

      every crime in florida is unfairly tried.