Cocoa Father Arrested for Manslaughter After Infant Rolls Off Bed and Dies
By Space Coast Daily // October 10, 2023
Father identified as Kevin Dorgan, 44, from Cocoa
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police arrested a father on Monday for manslaughter after his infant rolled off the bed and died at the home.
Police identified the man as Kevin Dorgan, 44, from Cocoa.
The investigation began when the father called police saying he found his infant had rolled off the bed when he was asleep and was between the mattress on the floor, and a concrete wall.
Police say Dorgan left the child on the mattress with blankets and a pillow around the baby to prevent them from rolling over and went into another room to watch videos.
In interviews with police, Dorgan acknowledged that he should have put the baby in the pack-and-play that was near the mattress, according to a probable cause affidavit by the Cocoa Police Department.
Police say the child’s mother was at work at the time.
The probable cause affidavit said Dorgan showed “conduct showing reckless disregard for human life, or for the safety of the other persons, or conduct showing an entire lack of care which raises a presumption of indifference to the consequences.”