Police say couple smothered son, continued to play video games

Police Say Couple Smothered Son, Continued to Play Video Games

A Florida man and his girlfriend are facing charges after authorities say the couple smothered the man's son while playing video games on Christmas Eve.

Ashley Cole and James Dearman have both been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of Dearman's 6-year-old son.

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Authorities say Dearman used his body weight to squish the boy into a couch and continued to play video games after the boy refused to go to bed.

Dearman also has a 7-year-old son, who police say witnessed the incident and told authorities what happened.

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Florida couple smothers son, continues to play video games
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Police say couple smothered son, continued to play video games
James Dearman, 31, of Englewood, Florida. (Photo via Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office)
Ashley Cole, 22, of Englewood, Florida. (Photo via Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)
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