TikTok star’s boyfriend accused of strangling him after fight over video game
Rory Teasley, 28, was found unresponsive after cops were called to an apartment in Pontiac, Michigan on Thursday night.
He was pronounced dead by medics after being taken to hospital.
Rory Teasley, a 28-year-old TikTok influencer popular for his comic and dance videos on the platform, was found dead on 6 January in the apartment he shared with boyfriend Docquen Jovo Watkins, according to Oakland county authorities.
Watkins was charged with homicide and is being held without bond, according to Oakland County jail records.
He is due in court for a probable cause conference on January 18, police say.
Tiktoker Teasley was known for posting comedy and dance clips on social media site and had over 200,000 followers.
He last posted on TikTok on Thursday where he shared a satirical clip about turning 30.
The call was reportedly from Mr Watkins, who informed them about a fight between him and Teasley, claiming that he was now “sleeping” on the couch. When officials reached the apartment, Teasley was found unconscious and not breathing, the release said.
A statement from the sheriff’s office said the two men got into an argument over a multiplayer, team-based shooter video game called “Overwatch”.
The altercation escalated into a physical fight, leading to Mr Watkins allegedly choking Teasley to death, the sheriff’s office said.
Mr Watkins appeared before a magistrate on Sunday, Law and Crime reported.
He was scheduled for a probable cause conference on 18 January and a preliminary examination hearing on 25 January. If convicted of second-degree murder, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.