The Florida man has struck again, but this time it’s hard to find any humor in the situation. James “Rick” Dearman and his girlfriend, Ashley Cole, were trying to get their two children to go to bed at around 7:30pm on Christmas Eve.
The seven-year-old and six-year-old put up a fight like most children do, especially on Christmas Eve. This made Mr. Dearman and his girlfriend extremely angry.
Dearman ordered both children to stand facing the wall. The seven-year-old listened to his father, but his younger sibling decided to turn around and watch his father play video games. When Dearman noticed that the boy was not following the rules, he pinned the young boy against the back of the couch with his 270lb body.
He then went back to playing video games as the boy screamed and gasped for air. Minutes later, the couple noticed the boy had stopped moving. He looked lifeless, so Dearman called 911 and tried to revive him.
Meanwhile, Ms. Cole went inside the garage to pray, because she’s obviously a fan of giving up.
Paramedics rushed the boy to the hospital, but unfortunately it was already too late by the time they arrived. He was officially pronounced dead at the hospital. Dearman has been charged with manslaughter.
According to investigators, the poor seven-year-old witnessed the whole thing. “When dad squished him, he got dad.” He allegedly told them.
Source: Independent UK