Closings and delays

Woman charged in death of 6-year-old pinned against couch while video games were played

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Courtesy: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Facebook page

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.

Read more here.