A Michigan man is accused of strangling his longtime boyfriend to death during an argument over a video game, authorities said.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that police arrested Docquen Jovo Watkins, 31, on charges of second-degree murder for fatally choking his 28-year-old boyfriend, Rory Teasley, at his apartment in Pontiac last week. The murder happened after the duo got into an argument about a popular team-based shooter game, Overwatch, NBC News reported, citing the sheriff's department.

Emergency officers responded to the apartment shortly before midnight on Jan. 6 on reports of domestic assault. During the 911 call, Watkins reportedly admitted that he had been in a fight with Teasley. Watkins also said his boyfriend was sleeping on the couch, but the responding officers found him unresponsive and not breathing. Teasley was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"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," he added.

Watkins is held without bond in Oakland County Jail. The court has scheduled him to be arraigned on Jan. 18. If convicted on charges of second-degree murder, Watkins could face up to life in prison,  The Detroit News reported.

Teasley was an online influencer who had thousands of followers on his YouTube, Tiktok, and Instagram accounts.

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In October, a Pennsylvania man was sentenced for fatally shaking his infant daughter in a fit of rage while playing an online video game.  

Zion Shockley, 22, of Chesco, was sentenced to 31 to 62 years in prison for shaking his 5-month-old daughter to death in 2018. Chesco was in a fit of rage after he got insulted by another player during a “Call of Duty” game. He then picked up the child who was next to him on the bed, threw her in the air before shaking her violently for about a minute.