While considering a proud legacy that includes modern day slavery, narcotic-fueled cannibalism, and generally being considered a full-time Hell Mouth to the Negative Zone, Florida has set the bar unattainably high for shock and disdain.
Until this morning, of course.
Like Spring Break, prepare to be further exposed to the sort of shame and disgust to be found in America's Australia: Florida.
Cody Wygant, 24, is being charged with third-degree murder after he suffocated his infant son so he could continue playing Xbox and watching re-runs of Fringe.
We can't make this shit up.
Sixteen-month-old Daymeon Wygant was pronounced dead after emergency responders arrived.
Sheriff Jeff Dawsy of the Homosassa PD could barely comprehend the crime.
“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 report from the Washington Post states that Wygant was unable to stop the infant from crying, and the baby was interrupting him while Wygant was trying to play Xbox and watch the show Fringe. Wygant admitted to suffocating the child by covering Daymeon's nose and mouth.
After placing the infant back in his bed, Wygant covered the child with bedding and went back to playing Xbox.
I think I speak for all of us here when I say fuck this guy and the entireity of the state he lives in. Florida is running a race with itself to see how quickly it can become a failed state. While the moneyed one percenters are safe in lavish condos and subdivisions, protected by armies of private mercenaries, the rest of the state continues to slide further and further into an oxycontin enabled sinkhole.
Sheriffs have take Wygant into custody and is being held without bail at the Citrus County Jail.
[via Washington Post]