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    Dad Killed Son, 6, While Playing Video Games: Deputies
    Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
    James Dearman

    Deputies say a Florida dad deliberately killed his 6-year-old son by smothering him while playing video games on Christmas Eve. 

    James Dearman, 31, became angry and pinned the child to the couch until he couldn't breathe and lost consciousness, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

    The child died after his 270 pound father put his weight upon him and as his 7-year-old brother watched, according to NBC station WFLA

    Dearman and his girlfriend left to smoke a cigarette and later called 911, it said in a statement.

    "The child was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead. Responding deputies reported seeing bruising on the child's back," the statement said.

    Dearman had allegedly used his weight to pin the child to the rear cushions of the coach and has been charged.