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Jury spares the life of Bobby Cutts Jr. [Sentenced to 57 years]
Akron-Canton News ^ | February 27, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 02/27/2008 4:23:19 PM PST by La Enchiladita

CANTON -- The jurors deciding the fate of Bobby Cutts Jr. have spared the former Canton police officer's life. The jury instead recommended he receive life in prison without parole rather than the death penalty for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, Jessie Davis, last summer.

Breakdown of sentencing for Bobby Cutts Jr.

Cutts was found guilty on a total of seven charges. Below are the charges with the sentence received on each count in ():

Murder--for the death of Jessie Davis (15 years)

Aggravated murder--for the unlawful termination of Jessie Davis' pregnancy. (Life in prison without parole for 30 years)

Aggravated murder--for the death of baby Chloe. Ohio law provides for such charges involving a viable unborn child or a victim involving a child younger than 13. (Life in prison without parole for 30 years)

Aggravated burglary--for trespassing into Jessie Davis' home in order to commit the attack.(10 years)

Gross abuse of a corpse--(2 counts) for the treatment of Jessie Davis' body and her unborn daughter's following their deaths (2 years, 1 year on each count)

Child endangering--for leaving the couple's young son, Blake, home alone in his mother's home after the murder. (6 months)

The sentence collectively works out to a total of 57 years behind bars without parole. Cutts is currently 30 years old.

Cutts only faced the possibility of the death penalty in connection with the convictions on the two aggravated murder charges, involving the death of his unborn daughter, Chloe. In the end the jurors chose to recommend life in prison without the possibility of parole for 30 years rather than the death penalty.

The judge sentenced Cutts immediately following the jury's recommendation.

But before imposing the sentence, the court heard from members of Cutts' defense team, the prosecutor and members of Davis' family.

(Excerpt) Read more at wkyc.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Ohio
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Look at his smiling face as the verdict is read. The crying worked on yet another dumbest jury ever.

Cutts had wept frequently during the court proceedings. He cried when he took the stand in his own defense in the trial when he described what had happened that day in June between him and Jessie. He cried again in the sentencing phase when he begged the jury to spare his life.

But Whitney Davis [Jessie's sister] noticed that in court Wednesday, after the jury had spared his life, there were no more tears from Cutts, despite the pain exhibited by her family. Cutts shed not a single tear during the sentencing and sat motionless through all of the Davis family's statements.

1 posted on 02/27/2008 4:23:23 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Worst fake crying ever and morons bought it - only second to Hillary’s pre-NH primary crying.

This is sickening. This guy is evil jerk and deserved the chair.


2 posted on 02/27/2008 4:25:33 PM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: La Enchiladita

The problem was that you had Jessie Davis’ mother asking the court to spare his life so that his son (the one whom witnessed Cutts murder his mother and unborn sister) could once again hug him someday.


3 posted on 02/27/2008 4:29:31 PM PST by LWalk18
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To: La Enchiladita

This guy desreved the death penalty. Indeed, he’s a poster child for it. Killing a pregnant woman is what made Charles Manson a national villian.

The only consolation is that 57 years in prison is no day at the park, especially for a former policeman.


4 posted on 02/27/2008 4:29:57 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: La Enchiladita
Chin up Davis family. He got the worst sentence. He just doesn’t know it yet.
5 posted on 02/27/2008 4:30:37 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: La Enchiladita

The people of Ohio are pathetic. They’ll be paying for this monster’s imprisonment until he’s 87 years old.
He’d be getting the old needle treatment in Texas...though it would take 10-15 years of taxpayer-funded lawyers appeals before he’s get strapped to the gurney.


6 posted on 02/27/2008 4:31:04 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: CindyDawg

Yep - an ex-cop in prison for murdering his pregnant girlfriend. Hope they put him in with the general pop.


7 posted on 02/27/2008 4:34:26 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: LWalk18

The mother asked for this? Huh. Maybe she feels that the boy needs to have the opportunity to forgive his dad or something.


8 posted on 02/27/2008 4:34:40 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: LWalk18

Mind boggling.


9 posted on 02/27/2008 4:35:34 PM PST by null and void (When you vote, remember your wallet, the welfare recipients do...)
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To: La Enchiladita

On the other hand, ex-cops don’t often do well in prison. Let’s hope this is a 57-year long nightmare.


10 posted on 02/27/2008 4:36:02 PM PST by MizSterious (The Republican Party is infected with the RINO-virus)
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To: La Enchiladita
Disgusting that Cutts did not get the death penalty.
11 posted on 02/27/2008 4:36:29 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: La Enchiladita

cna only hope this ex-cop does a real short term in prison....and some other death row lifer sees to it with a rusty homemade shiv!!!!!


12 posted on 02/27/2008 4:36:52 PM PST by nyyankeefan
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To: La Enchiladita

Wow.

Put him in general population.


13 posted on 02/27/2008 4:37:14 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: La Enchiladita

Ping me when he signs a book deal.


14 posted on 02/27/2008 4:37:36 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: La Enchiladita

He’s a cop going too prison......wait for it !


15 posted on 02/27/2008 4:39:12 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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The nice thing is he is an ex-cop going to prison.

His life is going to be short when he is in general population.

16 posted on 02/27/2008 4:39:14 PM PST by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: La Enchiladita
"The jury instead recommended he receive life in prison without parole rather than the death penalty for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, Jessie Davis, last summer. "

Life in prison "works" for me.

Had he been a serial killer I'd be "pulling" for the death penalty.

17 posted on 02/27/2008 4:40:17 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: MizSterious

Dare I mention it? He will also have to deal with racial issues.


18 posted on 02/27/2008 4:41:03 PM PST by bannie (clintons CHEAT! ALLLLLWAYS!)
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To: kittymyrib
I wouldn’t call the people of Ohio pathetic.

At least they found him guilty.

Lets not forget the worthless Texans who found that rich guy in Galveston innocent of a murder he clearly committed.

19 posted on 02/27/2008 4:42:24 PM PST by JRochelle (Bill is defending Hillary because she is being beaten by a black guy.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Not just a former policeman, but a guy who murdered not only his girlfriend but his baby, too. He ain’t gonna be real safe in the joint and I don’t think any palm reader will find a long “life line” showing up in their readings for him. He would probably live longer if he’d gotten a death sentence.


20 posted on 02/27/2008 4:44:39 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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