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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
KEYWORDS: cutts; doublemurder
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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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To: The_Republican
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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To: bannie

Well, as long as you brought it up, I was thinking the same thing. Dead white girlfriend and baby might not sit real well with the “Aryan Brotherhood” types in Ohio’s state prison system - AND an ex-cop. Not much chance for this schlub.


21 posted on 02/27/2008 4:48:26 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: kittymyrib
” They’ll be paying for this monster’s imprisonment until he’s 87 years old.”

Not necessarily. Ex-cops who murder pregnant women aren’t known for longevity in prison.

22 posted on 02/27/2008 4:49:36 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: apocalypto
Disgusting that Cutts did not get the death penalty.

Perhaps he did.

23 posted on 02/27/2008 4:53:17 PM PST by null and void (When you vote, remember your wallet, the welfare recipients do...)
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To: Inspectorette
Hope they put him in with the general pop.

The Aryan Brotherhood wouldn't need much of a recruiting drive...

24 posted on 02/27/2008 4:54:57 PM PST by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: The_Republican

Well, if he cries when the boys in prison get ready to kill him that’ll just make it more fun for them.


25 posted on 02/27/2008 4:55:08 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I believe that, in this type of case, there is no such thing as “justice.” To begin with, no matter what you do, you can’t “match” the execution of a guilty murderer to the murder of his innocent victim.

THIS CASE, however, may come as close as is possible...


26 posted on 02/27/2008 5:00:00 PM PST by bannie (clintons CHEAT! ALLLLLWAYS!)
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To: La Enchiladita

He’ll be out in less than 20 years, and will do it again.


27 posted on 02/27/2008 5:02:22 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Emmett McCarthy
Dead white girlfriend and baby might not sit real well with the “Aryan Brotherhood” types in Ohio’s state prison system - AND an ex-cop.

Avenge the death of a so-called "race traitor" and her half-black child? I don't see it happening.

28 posted on 02/27/2008 5:02:26 PM PST by LWalk18
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To: LWalk18

You may be right. Then again, they may overlook that to inflict suffering on an ex-cop. I have no idea how their thinking runs - gratefully.


29 posted on 02/27/2008 5:06:35 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: kittymyrib

I agree. Texas has the right idea, no question about it.

I cannot imagine who these people are on the jury -— who could see and hear the evidence of the brutal crime committed on a young woman and her (and also his) about-to-be-born baby, as well as the abandonment of his 2-1/2 year old child -— and still hand down the most lenient sentence, they must be criminals themselves.

Bobby Cutts Jr. is a cold-blooded killer, a user and abuser of women and children, who is NOT FIT TO LIVE.


30 posted on 02/27/2008 5:10:28 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita
dumbest jury ever....
Cutts could have gotten off Scott free if he'd just told the jury that his wife made him wear high heels and a wig in order to have sex. The dumbest jury ever is the one that gave a slap on the wrist to the woman that blew her husband away with a shotgun and unplugged the phones in the room so he couldn't call for help as he lay dying..

FR should start a dead pool on this guy...I am betting less than six months in the general prison population until someone does him in to get their mark .

31 posted on 02/27/2008 5:10:59 PM PST by vetvetdoug (Just when one thinks life is strange, it gets stranger.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Ping me when he signs a book deal.

No doubt he'll sign with OJ's agent.

32 posted on 02/27/2008 5:12:53 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: LWalk18

Oh, Lord, I didn’t know that. I hadn’t followed the case these past months. No wonder it turned out this way - I couldn’t imagine anything mitigating, but I suppose that would be it.

I’ll never forget little Blake saying “mommy broke the table” and “mommy was in the rug” while he walked around so distraught ... that poor child.

Unfortunately, I don’t think Cutts will have the hard time in prison that most here think he will - he seems like the kind of con artist that will fit right in. Hope I’m wrong.


33 posted on 02/27/2008 5:15:18 PM PST by Rte66
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To: Brilliant

That’s what I think. Barring any other intervention, President Obama will pardon him.


34 posted on 02/27/2008 5:15:52 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: kittymyrib

Assuming he lives that long.

You just know how other cons love a cop in the slam with ‘em......


35 posted on 02/27/2008 5:18:21 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: La Enchiladita

Lucky for him he’s not ugly. (I know he’s an ugly human) If he was fat and homely they would have given him the death penalty.


36 posted on 02/27/2008 5:21:15 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: LWalk18

I do not get Patty Porter. I noticed something “off” about that woman while Jessie was still missing. But to talk about Blake getting to know his “daddy” is just idiotic. Blake saw Cutts killing his Mommy; why would he want anything to do with him?

Some people do not understand the difference between being a Christian and “playing God.” She, imho, is doing the latter... it is not her place to pardon a double murderer. Something is missing in that gal.


37 posted on 02/27/2008 5:21:27 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita
the brutal crime committed on a young woman and her (and also his) about-to-be-born baby, as well as the abandonment of his 2-1/2 year old child -

Unbelievable. Just the sickest.

38 posted on 02/27/2008 5:23:58 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Rte66
Unfortunately, I don’t think Cutts will have the hard time in prison that most here think he will - he seems like the kind of con artist that will fit right in. Hope I’m wrong.

I agree. And I hope we're both wrong too.

39 posted on 02/27/2008 5:25:50 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Clintonfatigued
This guy desreved the death penalty.

Had he done this to one of my family, I'd have been very prepared for the possibility of a jury giving him a life sentence instead of what he deserved.

40 posted on 02/27/2008 5:29:08 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Land of The Free and the home of The Brave. Never. Forget. That.)
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To: JRochelle
Lets not forget the worthless Texans who found that rich guy in Galveston innocent of a murder he clearly committed.

Do you mean T. Cullen Davis?

41 posted on 02/27/2008 5:31:17 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: La Enchiladita

With the appeals process for the Death Penalty that results in 20+ years of non-executions, I think the possibility of NO PAROLE sometimes will be more painful to the a##hole (pun intended).


42 posted on 02/27/2008 5:31:31 PM PST by traditional1
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To: Lizavetta

No, Durst - he cut up his “roommate” and put him in Galveston Bay in trash bags - but it was just because he panicked when the guy died on him, dontcha know?

“Abuse of a corpse.”


43 posted on 02/27/2008 5:33:25 PM PST by Rte66
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To: La Enchiladita

His crying was the worst acting I have ever seen. Worse than Susan Smith. No tears. Just a lot of fake sniffling.


44 posted on 02/27/2008 5:49:41 PM PST by G.Love ( Romney '12)
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To: La Enchiladita

it is not her place to pardon a double murderer. Something is missing in that gal.


I agree. Something is sickeningly off there.


45 posted on 02/27/2008 5:53:31 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: JRochelle
That Galveston case was awful. I didn’t keep up with it so I don’t have any details but the guy chopped his neighbor into pieces before he dumped him in the bay. Somehow he got off. He was from a very wealthy NY family and could have easily paid the jury millions. It wasn’t the first murder he was involved in either.
46 posted on 02/27/2008 5:57:50 PM PST by Ditter
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To: G.Love

Chloe, on the other hand, never had a chance to utter even one cry.... didn’t have a chance to be born. I don’t think Bobby shed any tears for her, though.


47 posted on 02/27/2008 5:59:17 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: traditional1
We need to go back public hangings.

Every since we stopped them murders, have gone up over 3000%

It made somebody think twice if they and their family had to endure one.

48 posted on 02/27/2008 6:11:17 PM PST by factmart
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To: Rte66

Durst said the guy died of natural causes and then he cut him up? Did the medical examiner agree that he died of natural causes?


49 posted on 02/27/2008 6:17:44 PM PST by Ditter
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To: factmart
I agree. The problem is the lawyers who prolong the process for decades, using strategically timed appeals up until the eleventh hour, while taxpayers are paying for internet service, plasma TV rooms, better food than most inmates ever had in their lives, college education of inmates at taxpayer expense, etc.

Lynching served a purpose, and when caught in the act, towns knew what to do with the perp's.

50 posted on 02/27/2008 6:55:36 PM PST by traditional1
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