Thursday, August 23, 2007
A grand jury brought seven indictments against a former police officer accused of killing pregnant Ohio mom Jessie Davis, including three counts of aggravated murder, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Bobby Cutts Jr. will face one count of murder for Davis’ death and two counts of murder for the death of her unborn child when he is arraigned Friday morning, Stark County Prosecutor John D. Ferrero said at a news conference.
“There’s not much that we can say regarding the facts of this case. I hope the media can respect that,” Ferrero said Thursday. “We fully intend for this case to go to trial and at that point in time you will be able to hear the circumstances behind this case.”
The grand jury also leveled felony charges of aggravated burglary, two counts of abuse of a corpse and one misdemeanor count of child endangerment against the former Canton police officer. The murder charges could bring the death penalty, Ferrero said.
Myisha Ferrell, Cutts’ former high school classmate, faces two charges at her Friday arraignment: obstructing justice and complicity to the abuse of a corpse. The first charge carries a maximum of 5 years in prison; the second, 18 months. Prosecutors accuse her of helping dispose of Davis’ body. [ Full Story ]