February 25, 2008
[Excerpts] A former police officer sobbed and apologized for killing his pregnant lover and their unborn child as he appealed Monday to the jury that found him to guilty to spare his life. "I accept responsibility," Bobby Cutts Jr., 30, said in an emotion-charged appearance on the witness stand. Cutts was convicted Feb. 15 of aggravated murder in the death of the nearly full-term female fetus. He could receive the death penalty, life in prison without parole or life with parole eligibility after 20, 25 or 30 years... Reading from handwritten notes, Cutts said he could not express in words how he felt knowing that he had killed Davis, 26, and the unborn girl, who was to be named Chloe. "If I could do anything to bring them back to you, I would... I pray that you find peace and you someday find room for forgiveness"...
Two weeks ago, Cutts sobbed on the witness stand as he testified during the trial that he had accidentally killed Davis with an elbow blow to the throat during a disagreement and dumped her body in a park in a panic. He also apologized to his family and to community members who searched nine days for Davis before Cutts finally admitted that he knew where her body was... Cutts' divorced parents, his sister, an ex-wife and a fellow officer testified on his behalf, describing an upstanding individual who was attentive to his family and children... Cutts, also convicted of abuse of a corpse, burglary and child endangering for leaving Blake by himself, has resigned from his job.
Bobby Cutts Sentencing Phase - Day 1
Blog: Trials & Tribulations
Monday, February 25, 2008
[Excerpts from blogger's notes] ...Cutts on the stand! Cutts apologizes for reading a statement. He doesn't want to loose his words. He wanted to go to college. He wanted to be mayor. He had a child so he decided to take responsibility. He instilled that in Brianna and in Blake. He always loved being around and working with kids. He cannot explain what happened in June. It's a nightmare that will haunt me all of my days. Words can't explain the death of Jessie and my unborn daughter. I am so sorry for Patty and Mr. Davis and ask forgiveness for the pain I caused you and the rest of your family. I apologize to the community. I apologize and ask forgiveness for what I did to Blake. I thank god for taking care of Blake all those long hours. He apologizes to his family and friends. To Myisha and her family. I hope to maintain a relationship with my family and my children. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I'm asking you to spare my life. I have absolutely no compassion for this pond scum. He's really playing to the jury. He must have a cold again because I don't see any tears. Jury is given a packet similar to the package to the one when deliberations began. They need to bring their luggage tomorrow. The prosecution will offer their closing tomorrow and you will then begin sentencing deliberation. Jury needs to be in the jury area at 8:15am. Judge reads the admonishment and releases the jury for day. Well that's it till tomorrow!