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An infant reportedly got squished to death after his parents co-slept with him after smoking marijuana at their house in Rogers, Arkansas on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

The accused parents, Vincent Heyns, 24, and Emily Heyns, 21, went trick-or-treating, smoked marijuana, and then stayed up late watching movies and went to bed between 7 to 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning. When their 2-month-old baby Waylon Heyns woke up Tuesday morning, the couple fed him and the couple and the child went to sleep. The baby was sleeping in their bed with them and was in Vincent's arms while sleeping, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

The child's grandfather saw that the couple was still awake and the baby was in the bedroom when he went to sleep at night. However, he woke up at 2 p.m. Tuesday and knocked on the couple's bedroom door because he hadn't heard the baby's cries.

When the child's grandfather woke the parents up at about 2 p.m, Waylon was found to be non-responsive. Following this, deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office were called to their apartment at 12671 Scenic Drive in Rogers a little after 2 p.m. Tuesday for a nonresponsive child.

When the officers responded to the scene, they noticed marijuana paraphernalia in the house. When officers asked Emily about the last time she smoked marijuana, she told the officers that they smoked a bowl after they got home from trick or treating. She said they smoked outside the house to not be around the baby, 4029news reported.

Vincent told the officers that the child was laying on his chest while sleeping. He said that when he woke up, the baby had "shimmied" down his chest and his face was pressed into the right side of his chest. "I think I squished him," Vincent said.

When asked about the marijuana paraphernalia in the house, Vincent told the officers that they smoked "a bowl or two; more like two bowls, one for each movie we watched."

Following this, the couple was arrested on a charge of manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a minor in connection with the incident.

Last year, on July 13, 2021, deputies were called to the same address to investigate the death of a 4-month-old child who died after the couple co-slept with him. Similarly, the child was in Vincent's arms when he died.

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