ENGLEWOOD (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida father is facing manslaughter charges after authorities said his 6-year-old son died because the man pinned the boy against a couch while he and his girlfriend played video games.READ MORE: 3 Hospitalized After Truck Slams Into Spectators At Stonewall Pride Parade In Wilton Manors
Local media outlets report that 31-year-old James Dearman was charged Thursday with aggravated manslaughter of a child.
A Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office report says Dearman and his live-in girlfriend told the victim and his 7-year-old brother to go to bed but the boys continue to run around. Dearman’s girlfriend told deputies that the father eventually became angry and used his full body weight to pin his younger son to the couch.READ MORE: LGBTQ Celebrated In Wynwood As Part Of Pride Month
The report says the couple eventually realized the child wasn’t breathing, so Dearman called 911 and began performing CPR. The boy was later pronounced dead at Englewood Hospital.
Dearman was being held on $1 million bail. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.MORE NEWS: Broward Commemorates Juneteenth By Renaming Street After Civil Rights Activists Harry, Harriett Moore
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