Michigan authorities allege that a 31-year-old man smothered her boyfriend to death last week during an argument over a video game. According to reports, the discussion began while the two played a popular shooting game.
Strangles his boyfriend during an argument over a video game
PEOPLE confirms through online records that Docquen Jovo Watkins has been formally charged with second-degree murder.
Although he has been prosecuted, information about Watkins’ guilty plea was unavailable on Tuesday.
The police allege in a statement that Watkins called the Oakland County Sheriff’s office at his Pontiac residence on Thursday.
According to the statement, Watkins told authorities that he and his boyfriend, Rory Teasley, had been in a fight. According to reports, the discussion began while the two played Overwatch, a popular team shooting game.
Watkins told the police that Teasley was sleeping, the statement said, but when the officers arrived, the 28-year-old did not answer on the couch.
According to police, Teasley was not breathing and officers rushed him to a nearby hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.
Watkinsse is currently being held without bail.
“We see too often across the country these days that people resort to violence because of trivial and insignificant disagreements,” said Sheriff Michael Bouchard.
“There is never a reason why violence is acceptable because of disagreement. Those who do will be held accountable”.
Teasley’s death is the first homicide of the year in Oakland County.