Father allegedly kills 16-month-old son to play video games

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FLORIDA – A Florida man is facing charges in the death of his toddler son.

This is the mug shot of 24-year-old Cody Wygant.

Wygant is facing charges of third degree murder and willful child neglect.

He was arrested Thursday evening at his home in Homosassa.

Police say he confessed to suffocating his 16-month-old child, Daymeon Wygant, so he could continue playing video games.

Wygant has no prior arrests in Citrus County.

But investigators say he has an extensive criminal history in California that includes trespassing and rape.

Wygant also has a 3-month-old daughter who is now in state custody.

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