Woman charged in death of 6-year-old pinned against couch while video games were played
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — A Florida woman has been charged in the death of a 6-year-old boy who authorities say died after he was pinned against a couch on Christmas Eve.
The Herald Tribune reports that 22-year-old Ashley Cole of Englewood has been charged as a principal to aggravated manslaughter of a child.
Authorities say the boy’s father, who also faces charges, used his weight to pin the boy to the couch while he continued to play video games with Cole, his girlfriend. A sheriff’s report says the couple eventually realized the boy wasn’t breathing and called 911.
Jail records don’t show whether Cole has an attorney.
The boy’s father, 31-year-old James Dearman is being held on $1 million bail on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child.