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Pontiac TikTok Star Allegedly Choked to Death by Angry Boyfriend 

Police allege that it was all over a video game

By |2022-01-13T14:56:06-05:00January 13th, 2022|Michigan, News|

He had over 200,000 followers on TikTok and was known for his funny videos. In his latest, Rory Teasley, 28, spoke about the challenges of growing old. Now, he never will. Police allege Teasley, a Pontiac resident, was choked to death by his boyfriend of 10 years, Docquen Jovo Watkins, 31, also of Pontiac.

@too2pump4tv Getting Old A Mf 😭😭😭🤣🤣‼️😩 #Fyp #ForYouPage #2Pump4Tv #Old #routine #journaling #bye2021 #fitcheck #2021recap ♬ Floor Cracking (Building Wall Ceiling Ground Concrete House Crack Noise Clip) [Sound Effect] – Finnolia Sound Effects


According to a WDIV report, the Oakland County Sheriff’s office responded to a call at the couple’s apartment on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 6. Once there, they found Teasley’s lifeless body on the couch. Watkins allegedly told authorities that he and Teasley had had a fight over the video game “Overwatch.” Teasley was not breathing and was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced DOA. 

“We see far too often across the country these days when people resort to violence over trivial and insignificant disagreements,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard told WDIV. “There is never a reason where violence is acceptable over a disagreement. Those who do so will be held accountable.”

Docquen Jovo Watkins has been charged with homicide by the Oakland County Sheriff Department.

Watkins has been charged with second-degree murder. He was arraigned Sunday and held over with no bond. A preliminary examination is scheduled for Jan. 25. 

Meanwhile, a balloon release and celebration of life is being planned for Teasley. It will take place Saturday, Jan. 15, at The Hamilton, located at 5 Carter Street in Pontiac. Attendees are asked to bring candles and green balloons. 

“He was always friendly, polite, fun and very energetic,” said Woodward Bar and Grill co-owner Jeff Smith. “He was silly, very likeable. The life of the party, that’s who Rory Teasley was.”

About the Author:

Jason A. Michael has been with Pride Source since 1999 and is currently senior staff writer. He has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author for his authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," released on his own JAM Books imprint.