Pontiac man, 31, charged in death of boyfriend in fight over video game
A Pontiac man accused of killing his longtime boyfriend last week after they argued over a video game has been charged, officials said Monday.
Docquen Jovo Watkins, 31, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the Jan. 6 death of Rory Teasley, 28, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said.
Teasley was an online influencer with thousands of followers on his YouTube and Instagram accounts under the handle "2pump4tv." He also had more than 200,000 followers on TikTok, where he gained popularity for posting videos of him dancing.
Watkins was arraigned Sunday in 50th District Court in Pontiac and a court magistrate ordered him held at the Oakland County Jail with no bond. The magistrate also set Watkins' probable cause conference for Jan. 18. A preliminary examination is set for Jan. 25.
If convicted, Watkins faces up to life in prison.
According to authorities, deputies were called shortly before midnight Thursday to an apartment building in the 10 block of Carter near Woodward and West Huron for a report of a domestic assault.
Watkins called 911 to report he and his boyfriend were in a fight and that his boyfriend was "sleeping" on the couch. Deputies found Teasley unresponsive; he was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Investigators said the two men were playing Overwatch when they got into an argument. They said the two men had been together for 10 years.
Teasley's social media followers shared messages about his loss.
"I’m to hurt by this one right here…..he really was a sweet person and down to earth……my heart is broken," a follower wrote on his Facebook page Monday.