HOMOSASSA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Citrus County Sheriff's Office detectives said they have arrested 24-year-old Cody Eugene Wygant, who is accused of killing his one-year-old son.

Deputies said first responders were dispatched to the home Thursday morning because the child was not breathing. Deputies said the boy was transported to Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

CCSO said investigators immediately began their investigation into what happened to the child, including conducting interviews and preserving evidence from the scene.

In a meeting with detectives, however, CCSO officials said Wygant confessed to suffocating the boy so he could continue to play video games.

Deputies also said Wygant has a criminal history in California with crimes ranging from trespassing to rape. 

CCSO authorities said Wygant will be charged with 3rd degree murder and willful child neglect.

Photo Credit Citrus County Sheriff's Office