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Deputies: Man killed son to play video games
Tampa Tribune ^ | staff

Posted on 04/18/2014 3:25:07 PM PDT by Morgana

A 24-year-old Homosassa man was charged Thursday with suffocating his 1-year-old son because he wanted to have time to play video games, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said.

Cody Wygant was charged with third-degree murder and willful child neglect, the sheriff’s office said.

Wygant was being held in the Citrus County Jail.

A judge on Friday set bail for Wygant at $100,000 with his next court date scheduled for May 23.

Citrus County Fire Rescue responded to Wygant’s home after receiving an emergency call at 8:21 a.m. Thursday that the child, Daymeon Wygant, wasn’t breathing.

Daymeon was transported to Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, the sheriff’s office said.

During an interview with investigators, Wygant confessed that he suffocated his son to be able to play video games, the sheriff’s office said.

(Excerpt) Read more at tbo.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: baby; codywygant; deathpenalty; flordia; loser; murder; prolife; videogames

1 posted on 04/18/2014 3:25:08 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Sounds like the one year old probably had high score.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 3:26:32 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Morgana

They ought to fry the punk.


3 posted on 04/18/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Morgana

Ban video games!

Some people get addicted to them and even one life is too much


4 posted on 04/18/2014 3:37:28 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Morgana
A 24-year-old Homosassa man

Does that make him a Homo or a Homosassian?

5 posted on 04/18/2014 3:37:45 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Morgana

Recently my sister allowed her 10 year old to start playing video games, of course I found out and raised more hell than a pet ape and it did no good. I saw my nephew after 6 months of the games at my mom’s birthday party and he has changed completely, from a outgoing kid, to one who would hardly speak to anyone because he wanted to play his games. I haven’t been around gamers very much but from what I have seen in my own family this stuff is more addictive then coke. I wonder if it was designed that way?


6 posted on 04/18/2014 3:42:59 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
They ought to fry the baby-machine mother, also.

Leni

7 posted on 04/18/2014 3:43:09 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Our greatness - built upon our freedom - is moral, not material)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

“I wonder if it was designed that way?”

Pretty much.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 3:45:18 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana

Extensive criminal record in California including tresspassing and rape.

This guy should have been in prison.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 3:50:30 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Morgana

i would not call that guy a man


10 posted on 04/18/2014 3:51:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: moovova

3rd degree? Somehow that doesn’t seem right or just. But, I guess it’s FL law.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 4:10:20 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Michael.SF.

Clearly, the authorities are Homosassaphobic.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 4:13:33 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: EDINVA

1st degree would be my choice. 3rd degree, even if convicted, he will back on the street before the jury can exit the courthouse.


13 posted on 04/18/2014 4:20:47 PM PDT by sport
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To: Morgana
Who in God's name would have sex with this guy?


14 posted on 04/18/2014 4:22:44 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
Who in God's name would have sex with this guy?

Word has it that after sentencing, it'll be some dude named Big Beefy Bubba.
15 posted on 04/18/2014 4:24:31 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

It’s probably more to do with the gadgetry and fantasy of the games, similar to men channel-surfing and hogging the remote. Is it any wonder that more women are graduating from college than men? But you couldn’t have asked for a better way to anesthetize half the population than video games.


16 posted on 04/18/2014 4:24:55 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Remember, someone had sex with Hillary at least once.


17 posted on 04/18/2014 4:41:35 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Morgana
Crazy times we are living in. This is not an isolated incident. Here is an example of a Korean couple starving their actual child to death because they were so busy raising their virtual child in an online game. Follow the link for yourself, I can't make this stuff up.

When I was growing up, I would go to the arcade and play some pinball machines but it was a rare treat. In the early 1980s, I'd play some PacMan or Galaxia at the E-Club when I was in the Marine Corps but that was about it. I never got into those "console games" that started invading homes back in the mid-1980s. I see some of them like Donkey Kongs and Super Marios and they just look so stupid. How can people be so absorbed with them.

Evidently they are like crack cocaine for some people.

The sad thing is, this father is probably not going to mind being in prison for the rest of his life because now he'll get to play video games in his cell all day long.

18 posted on 04/18/2014 4:42:27 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

I started playing video games in the late 1970s at the age of 5. Not only was I fascinated with playing them, I also was insanely curious about what made them tick.

I’ve been an electrical engineer for almost 20 years now (mainly do FPGA design and embedded software). My entire career basically all started thanks to video games (and pinball).

Its not the games, its the parenting.


19 posted on 04/18/2014 4:55:20 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: moovova

I like a joke as much as anyone, but we are talking about the senseless killing of an infant here.


20 posted on 04/18/2014 5:33:55 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Michael.SF.

A 24-year-old Homosassa man

***
This male animal is most definitely not a man.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 5:34:56 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Bigg Red

You are correct. I apologize.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 5:43:04 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Some girl who’s as white trashy as he is.All those People of Walmart women have to go home somewhere.


23 posted on 04/18/2014 5:46:20 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Morgana

Darwin Award honorable mention. (He had a daughter as well.)


24 posted on 04/18/2014 6:04:52 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: Morgana

The Video games are not the problem.

THIS is the problem:

“Wygant was born and raised in California, where he has an extensive criminal record that includes trespassing and rape, the sheriff’s office said.”

Yet he is breeding and watching young children. Only bright side to this, they took another very young (3 month) child away. Hope they never get her back, but you never know.


25 posted on 04/18/2014 6:43:12 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Morgana

He is a folkhead and I hope he burns in hell


26 posted on 04/18/2014 6:48:38 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Is that eyeliner?


27 posted on 04/18/2014 6:50:15 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: I still care

3rd degree murder is Fla is punishable by 10-15 yrs (max) prison. He will be free while in his mid-30’s.


28 posted on 04/18/2014 6:58:18 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: Morgana

Dear God. What a sick excuse for a human being to do this to a child. May he RIP.


29 posted on 04/18/2014 7:57:10 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: VerySadAmerican

Not necessarily. She was impregnated...there is such a thing as artificial insemination.


30 posted on 04/18/2014 8:43:54 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
I haven’t been around gamers very much but from what I have seen in my own family this stuff is more addictive then coke. I wonder if it was designed that way?

They seem to affect people differently. I've tried a few times, but get bored after 5 minutes.

What concerns me is the "first person shooter" thing.

By 1946 the U.S. Army had completely accepted Marshall's World War II findings of a 15 to 20% firing rate among American riflemen, and the Human Resources Research Office of the US Army subsequently pioneered a revolution in combat training that replaced the old method of firing at bull's-eye targets with deeply ingrained operant conditioning using realistic, man-shaped pop-up targets that fall when hit.

Killology


31 posted on 04/18/2014 8:52:18 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: moovova

Thank you. God bless.


32 posted on 04/19/2014 6:18:22 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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