Friday, February 15, 2008


Former Police Officer Bobby Cutts Jr. was arrested and charged with two counts of murder on June 23, 2007, after Ohio authorities discovered the body of his girlfriend Jessie Davis and their unborn child. (ABC News)

AP/ In this image from WOIO-TV, a body believed to be that of missing pregnant woman Jessie Davis, 26, is removed from Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Ohio: 26-year-old Jessie Davis, who went missing. Davis is nine months pregnant. (ABC News)

Prosecutors and investigators brought the carpet from Jessie Davis' home into court.

Patricia Porter, mother of Jessie Davis, listens to the judge instruct the jury in the trial of Bobby Cutts Jr., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, in Canton, Ohio. Cutts could receive the death penalty if convicted of killing Jessie Marie Davis, who was nine months' pregnant with his child. (AP Photo/Bob Rossiter, Pool) (Bob Rossiter - AP)

Bobby Cutts Jr. Found Guilty of Killing Pregnant Girlfriend and Fetus, Mistrial Request Denied

Friday, February 15, 2008

CANTON, Ohio — A former police officer who tearfully told jurors he accidentally killed his pregnant lover was convicted Friday of murdering her and their unborn child.

Bobby Cutts Jr. could face the death penalty. He had claimed he accidentally killed Jessie Davis by putting an elbow to her throat, then panicked.

Cutts, 30, was convicted of aggravated murder in the death of the nearly full-term female fetus, which carries the possible death penalty. Jurors will return later this month to weigh a sentencing recommendation.


Jurors reached their decision on their fourth day of deliberations. Cutts sat with his hands on his lap and held his head erect without emotion as the verdicts were read.

Prosecutors told the jury that Cutts killed Davis, 26, last June at her Lake Township home to get out of child support payments for a fourth child.

The couple's 2 1/2-year-old son, Blake, who was found home alone, gave investigators their first clues to his mother's disappearance when he said, "Mommy's crying. Mommy broke the table. Mommy's in the rug," and, later, "Daddy's mad."

For more than a week, Cutts, then an officer on the Canton police force, denied knowledge of her whereabouts as thousands searched in the area. He finally led authorities to the body, wrapped in a comforter and dumped in a park about 20 miles from her home.

Cutts testified for four hours Monday, saying tearfully that he accidentally killed Davis as he was trying to leave her house and she didn't want him to go. He said he then panicked.



The Merry Widow said...

Sounds like he was just sorry he was caught!
And if he didn't want to make child support payments, he could have kept his pants zipped up and gone home to his wife. Instead of acting like a goat in rut!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!


FairestWitness said...

Why do these men kill the women they supposedly love? Why can't they just leave, file for divorce, just walk away? It's such a waste of everyone's lives. How do people who once loved one another descend into murder?