BREAKING NEWS UPDATE:Bobby Cutts Jr. Found Guilty of Killing Pregnant Girlfriend Jessie Davis

Friday, February 15, 2008

  Request for Mistrial Denied !!!

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.

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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.

The jury found him not guilty of aggravated murder in Davis’ death, a count that includes intent to kill with prior calculation. But they convicted him of a lesser charge of murder in her death.

Defense attorneys asked Stark County Common Pleas Judge Charles E. Brown Jr. to declare a mistrial because the differing verdicts on the two counts.

Brown rejected the request, saying the allegations involved separate individuals: Davis and the fetus.

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 [continued]

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Teen Sister Shot, Left to Die in Taxicab Tells Emergency Operator ‘I’m Dying’ in 911 Call

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

One of the teen sisters shot and left for dead in a taxicab dialed 911 for help, telling the operator “I’m dying,” according to a call released by Texas police on Wednesday.

Amina Yaser Said, 18, and Sarah Yaser Said, 17, were found dead in a parking lot on New Year’s Day in Irving, Texas. The first call, made at 7:33 p.m. on Jan. 1 and determined to be made by Sarah Said, was dialed from a cell phone from an unknown location, according to police. Sarah can be heard telling the operator repeatedly “I’m dying.”The second call came in at 8:30 p.m., reporting a suspicious circumstance at a hotel in the Irving area. (Below is a slideshow of Amina and Sarah Said during happier times.)

A manhunt continues for the girls’ father, Yaser Abdul Said, 50, wanted in connection with the slayings. A capital murder warrant has been issued for Said.

Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading an arrest and indictment.

Police documents show that Said had threatened to hurt one of the girls for dating a non-Muslim boy.

Patricia Said, the girls mother, wants her husband brought to justice. She and her son plan to remain in hiding until her husband is caught.

The family had some previous domestic problems, police said.

Jessie Davis:Medical Examiner Unable to Determine How Jessie was Killed(Hmm, possible strategy behind waiving rights to preliminary hearing)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

CLEVELAND — After more than five weeks of tests and investigation, a medical examiner said Wednesday she was unable to determine how a pregnant woman was killed. [Full story]

IN MY WORDSFrom the minute we  heard the words of a little boy Blake, “Mommy was crying. Mommy broke the table. Mommy’s in rug.”we were all caught up in what started out as a missing person only to become a horrific crime.  

If we remember, when Cutts lead them to where Jessie’s body was buried they found it already decomposed more than what they would consider normal.  They contributed it to the type of soil in that area which was mostly wet/damp. 

Now the Medical Examiner is unable to determine HOW Jessie was killed and I have a feeling that’s what Cutts plan was to begin with. 

If you have read this far, stick with me here and let me explain why I think they really waived their rights to the preliminary hearings.

1 – Cutts and Ferrell had so much cleaning products I think they used it not only to clean up any mess in the house and car but also on the body. 
2- I think Cutts had a specific reason for burying Jessie where they did.


By burying Jessie where they did it put her body in an area where conditions were conducive to promoting decomposition along with the help of all the cleaning solutions.  It put distance and time allowing the body more time to decompose. 

I believe Cutts is relying on the decomposition to help his case.  Why, because being a policeman he knows that a body can be so decomposed that it’s not only impossible to determine the cause of death but unable to determine how they were killed.  

By waiving rights to preliminary hearings there would be no evidence released to the public prior to the case going before a Stark County grand jury. 

I think it goes without saying both Bobby Cutts will be convicted of double homicide and felony however without the ME unable to determine the exact cause of death it could  possibly have an affect as to what sentence Cutts will receive; life with/without parole, death, etc. 

I think in the end Ferrall will be facing the same sentencing.  With all the cleaning solutions she had, she had to be more involved other than obstruction of justice.   

(Thanks for reading my thoughts,   flagranny2   🙂

From Medical Examiner  – [Summit County Medical Examiner Lisa Kohler ruled that the manner of death was a homicide but offered no other details in a news release. “Based on our examination of the remains, as well as consideration of supplemental laboratory testing and investigative findings, her cause of death will be listed as unspecified homicidal violence,” Kohler said.Investigators previously stated that the advanced decomposition of the body would make determining a cause difficult. The medical examiner’s office said its ruling was final and that it could not exclude any type of injury as causing Davis’ death.]

Wrestler Chris Benoit Used Steroid Testosterone; Son Sedated Before Murders

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

DECATUR, Ga. —  Professional wrestler Chris Benoit had an elevated level of testosterone in his system but no other steroids in his body, and his 7-year-old son was sedated at the time of his death, a Georgia medical examiner said Thursday.

“This level of testosterone indicates that he had been using testosterone at least within some reasonably short period of time prior to the time that he died,” said Dr. Kris Sperry, chief medical examiner for the state with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, as he released the results of the toxicology report for the wrestler; his wife, Nancy; and son, Daniel.

“Although testosterone was found in Christopher Benoit’s urine, there is no evidence of any other of the illegal types of steroids, or the whole laundry list of anabolic steroids that are out there to be used,” Sperry said, adding, “the presence of the testosterone alone even could be an indicator that he was being treated for testicular insufficiency.”

Besides steroids, Benoit’s body contained the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and the painkiller hydrocodone, according to a statement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The GBI said Benoit tested negative for blood alcohol.

But Sperry said that they found a drug in the child’s system that surprised them: Xanax.

“It is our opinion that Daniel Benoit was sedated by Xanax at the time that he was murdered, so that (means) he was sedated prior to the time that he died,” he said.

The GBI said it could not perform tests for steroids or human growth hormones on the son because of a lack of urine.

Benoit’s wife, Nancy, tested positive for Xanax, hydrocodone and the painkiller hydromorphone, but the decomposition process hindered the ability to determine the precise levels of the drugs at the time of her death. An elevated alcohol level found in her system could also be due to the decomposition process, Sperry said.

“The decomposition will affect the ability to interpret these drug levels reliably,” Sperry said. “Before she died, they may have been higher. They could have been lower. We just don’t know and we’ll never know.”

The test results were expected to shed more light on Benoit’s last moments. Authorities said Benoit killed his wife and son in their suburban Atlanta home, placed Bibles next to their bodies and then hanged himself on the cable of a weight machine.

Anabolic steroids were found in the home, leading officials to wonder if the drugs played a role in the killings. Some experts believe steroids can cause paranoia, depression and violent outbursts known as “roid rage.”

“There is no reliable scientific data that conclusively says that elevated levels of administered testosterone lead to excessive rage or behavioral disorders,” Sperry said. “All the testing that’s been done regarding that has been completely inconclusive.”

Federal authorities have charged Benoit’s personal physician, Dr. Phil Astin, with improperly prescribing painkillers and other drugs to two patients other than Benoit. He has pleaded not guilty.

Investigators have also raided Astin’s office several times since the deaths, seizing prescription records and other documents.

Before he was charged, Astin told the AP he prescribed testosterone for Benoit, a longtime friend, in the past. He would not say what, if any, medications he prescribed when Benoit visited his office June 22, the day authorities believe Benoit killed his wife.

“It’s a little unclear to know exactly where this leads us, but you take this piece and you compare it with what a witness said or what was found at the scene and suddenly the picture begins to become more in focus,” said Scott Ballard, district attorney for Fayette County. “And that’s what we’re certainly hoping to do.”

FOXNews.com’s Sara Bonisteel and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kelly Nolan:Coroner Indicates Body Found is ‘Probably’ That of Missing Wisconsin Coed

Monday, July 09, 2007

FITCHBURG, Wis. —  Investigators believe a female body found Monday is that of a college student who vanished last month after a night out at the bars in Madison.

Police searching an area 10 miles south of Madison found the body on private property in a heavily wooded area dotted with homes.

Dane County Coroner John Stanley said the body was tentatively identified as 22-year-old Kelly Nolan, and Madison Police Chief Noble Wray said the case had changed from a missing-persons investigation into a homicide probe.

A formal identification may not come until Tuesday or Wednesday. Stanley said investigators had yet to get a “detailed, up-close” look at the body, which was covered up in a very densely wooded area, but preliminary evidence suggests it is Nolan.

Police spokesman Joel DeSpain declined to describe the condition of the body, but said it was obvious to detectives that the person had been slain.

Wray said cell-phone technology led police to mount a massive search Monday morning in the area where the body was found. The search focused on a 3-square-mile area around Fitchburg that included part of the neighboring village of Oregon, just off U.S. Highway 14.

Investigators were taking their time with the search for evidence because the area was so large and the death scene was described as complex. Stanley said investigators haven’t even touched the body yet.

“The cover is fairly thick,” he said. “It’s another reason that we have to move slowly. There may be things that we might step on or disturb by just going in there.”

DeSpain said that he was not aware of any specific suspects in Nolan’s disappearance and that the area was one of several areas identified during the investigation as worth searching.

Nolan, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student from the Madison area, had been living in a Madison apartment for the summer and was last seen early June 23 after a night out with friends at bars.

She left the group before midnight.

Police have interviewed people who saw and spoke with Nolan at several downtown bars after that. Nolan also spoke to her sister by phone after midnight.

A cafe employee reported seeing Nolan early on June 23 and walked her toward her home until they ran into another man who said he knew Nolan, according to Tom Paras, the owner of Amy’s Cafe.

Two days later, when the employee learned of Nolan’s disappearance, he called police with the information, Paras said.

Police said the area where the body was found had been searched before, but not to the extent it was on Monday morning. Dogs trained to recognize Nolan’s scent were involved in the latest search, which also involved more than 100 police officers, several agencies and volunteers.

The area is well-known to people who ride horses in the area, DeSpain said.

Nolan’s sister, 20-year-old April, described Kelly as fun-loving and creative, but said she had been going through a tough time since the deaths of their father in 2006 and their stepmother in May.

Nolan didn’t get the summer job she had hoped to find when she returned from school, and she had worked at a restaurant for about a week in June before being fired the Wednesday before she disappeared.

In the spring, Nolan served 14 days in jail after pleading guilty to driving under the influence as a second offense.

Nolan’s family announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to her return. But family members stayed out of the spotlight on Monday.

Nolan’s disappearance evoked memories of another woman, Angela Drake, who disappeared after going home with a man she met in a Fitchburg bar in 2005. Her body was found frozen in a culvert.

Michael Desalvo, the man Drake left with, is serving 25 years in prison for her death.

Monday’s news conferences were held in the basement of Holy Mother of Consolation church in Oregon, where Drake’s family attends Mass. Pastor Bill Connell said the Drakes were in church Sunday praying for the Nolan family.

“We went through this two years ago with Angela Drake’s murder,” said Connell, who performed Drake’s funeral. “It’s a tragic experience. There’s no explanation for it. But when the community gathers around, that’s a sign they’re giving support at a critical time.”

Wrestler Chris Benoit:Fans, Friends Look Behind Benoit Facade

By ELIZABETH MERRILL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga., July 1, 2007

flagranny2 says: “I came across this article and found it to be quite interesting and thought I’d  share it with those who may not have already read it.  I felt the whole article was too long to post however you can continue reading the full article at (ABC News)”

The house, by most appearances, is immaculate and perfect. The fireplace, the wooden deck, the private staircase climbing up to a little boy’s room. The circle driveway and the red Hummer.

When fact blurred to fantasy, Nancy Benoit never told people this, that in high school, all she really wanted to be was a housewife. Now her house is where the story ends and the spectacle begins.

It takes a good navigational system to get to the Benoit home, past a gravel road, through a narrow two-lane spin with tall Georgia trees on both sides. Gawkers have inched by for days, peering through the metal gate for answers. A woman rolled in from North Carolina the other night, reeking of alcohol, firing a volley of “why’s” as a neighbor went to get his mail. She allegedly pelted him with rocks and wound up in jail.

“It’s certainly surreal,” says Fayette County district attorney Scott Ballard. “I’ve used the word bizarre. There are so many bizarre things about it.

The why might never be answered — why Chris Benoit, wrestling superstar, alleged family man, apparently murdered his wife on a Friday, strangled his son on a Saturday then wrapped a cord from his weight machine around his neck and hung himself on a Sunday.

Because they lived in a world of scripted storylines, flying clotheslines and outlandish ring names, it took nearly a day for some WWE fans to believe that Benoit and his family were actually dead. Some still can’t swallow it.

But fiction, those close to the case will say, could not trump the reality on Green Meadow Lane.

Ballard sits in his office across town at 5:30 p.m., after office hours because the Benoit case has evolved into a round-the-clock, breaking-news buffet of Geraldo and Greta proportions. Before Monday, Ballard had no idea who Benoit was. Maybe, he says, nobody really did.

He’s describing how rigormortis had set in by the time they found Nancy, whose skin was marbleized as she lay face-down on the floor. He’s remembering his walk into Daniel’s room — the 7-year-old boy’s body was gone, but posters of his dad still hung on the wall, and two toy wrestling belts sat on a shelf.

There was every indication, Ballard says, that Daniel Benoit adored his father. 

I pray for two things,” Ballard says. “That he didn’t know about his mother’s death and he was asleep when he was strangled.             to continue → ABC News

Wrestler Chris Benoit’s Doctor Charged: Update/correction

July 3, 2007

I learned today form Fox News that Benoit’s doctor had been prescribing a 10 month supply of steroids every 3-4 weeks to Benoit for over a year.  I had previously posted that it was just 3-4 weeks prior to his death assuming it was a one time prescription of a 10 month supply.

I wanted to clarify that info as my original post was incorrect.