Enter Homosassa, Florida. A young resident of the county living in a house with his girlfriend and their year-old son has committed a crime that many would dare say is nigh unspeakable. Cody Wygant, a 24-year-old man, suffocated and killed his son in order to play his Xbox One in peace and quiet, and watch TV.
The Montreal Gazette is reporting on the incident, as it's making fast travel from the confines of Florida and into the wider scope of the news media, prompting for public responses near and far that exercise disgust and disdain for Wygant senior.
Apparently the allure of the Xbox One's entertainment features weighed more on Wygant than the need to comfort his crying child. In fact, according to the sheriff's deputy, it was the incessant crying and screaming from the sixteen-month-old Daymeon Wygant that led Cody to commit wholly to his intentions to do the unthinkable.
The “noise” from his son coupled with the strong desire to play his Xbox One without interruption, forced Cody to make a life-changing decision... a decision he nor anyone else could ever take back.
Cody approached his infant son, portending a menacing plot in his own mind; a plot to keep his child silent, only long enough for him to enjoy a few episodes of the popular TV show “Fringe” – which is available to watch on the Xbox One thanks to the TV media functions of Microsoft's new console – as well as enjoy a few of his Xbox One games.
Cody spent an hour playing games and watched three episodes of "Fringe", according to News Net 5.
Like gears in a clock, Wygant set in motion a series of actions that some are calling “inconceivable” and “disgusting”, as the father of the young child took to covering the mouth and nose of his son for a few minutes, which was done for a length of time until the child stopped breathing... and subsequently, stopped crying.
The inimical plan had been executed at the cost of a young infant's life... and for the price of gaming in silence.
Daymeon's life-force had been taken away, snuffed out for a few hours of enjoyment at the hands of the man who brought him into the world. A world he will no longer experience, nor have the privilege of growing up in. His body, now a limp and lifeless shell for what was once the prospect of a long and fruitful human life.
Sheriff Jeff Dawsy spared no expense to express his anguish, speaking to the point and with decisive resolve, saying...
“It is inconceivable that a father could kill his infant son — it just baffles the mind,” ...“Our only sense of relief now comes from knowing that we did exactly what we needed to do to bring justice to him swiftly. Our prayers go out to those who knew and loved Daymeon.”
The Gazette recounts how Wygant exclaimed his frustrations at the “uncontrollable” crying voiced by his son, leading him to the insidious act of suffocation. But it wasn't just the suffocation that sealed the deed, it was that the boy's body was tucked tightly underneath the covers so that he had no breathing room.
The boy lay there, in his playpen, unresponsive, from 1am to 7am.
Cody played his Xbox One.
The girlfriend of Cody was not home at the time. The couple also have a three-month-old young daughter who has been taken into custody by social services.
A Reddit user expressed an articulate form of torture for Cody, saying...
“What a piece of fucking shit. I don't want to kill him, but rather build a contraption to automatically punch him in the face and dick simultaneously every 1.6 minutes for eternity.”
Cody Wygant is being charged with third-degree murder and is being held in the country jail, without bail.
(Mug shot courtesy of NY Daily News)