A Michigan man is accused of killing his boyfriend of 10 years in a fight over a video game, officials said.
The man, Docquen Jovo Watkins, 31, is being held without bond in the Oakland County Jail on a second-degree murder charge, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday.
Watkins is accused of fatally choking his boyfriend, Rory Teasley, 28, after an argument about the game Overwatch, the sheriff’s department said in a statement. Overwatch is a multiplayer shooter game by Blizzard Entertainment.
Watkins called deputies to his apartment in Pontiac, a suburb of Detroit, just before midnight Thursday. He said “he and his boyfriend had gotten into a fight and the boyfriend was ‘sleeping’ on the couch,” the statement said.
Deputies found Teasley unconscious and not breathing, according to the statement. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
“We see far too often across the country these days when people resort to violence over trivial and insignificant disagreements,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “There is never a reason where violence is acceptable over a disagreement. Those that do so will be held accountable.”
Watkins is due in court Jan. 18. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.