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Woman charged in death of boy pinned in couch

Posted at 2:16 PM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 14:17:30-05

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- 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 pay 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.

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