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February 26, 2008

Verdict Watch: Ex-cop faces death penalty

Posted: 01:46 PM ET

CANTON, Ohio – The same jurors who found Bobby Cutts Jr. guilty of the murders of his girlfriend and unborn daughter today are deliberating his fate. They have four choices: death, life without parole, 30 years to life or 25 years to life. Their verdict must be unanimous.

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Cutts took the stand Monday in his own defense for the second time in two weeks. This time, it was a tearful plea to spare his life. Our producer and other court observers counted four jurors - men and women – crying as well. Watch Cutts' tearful plea

Ten defense witnesses testified on Cutts’ behalf. Renee Jones, Cutts’ mother was the first; Cutts, himself, the last. In between mother and son were Cutts’ sister, father, cousin, ex-wife, a Canton police officer/friend, another friend, his elementary school teacher and a psychologist, known as a mitigation expert. Watch a mother's pain

Jurors heard that Cutts, who has two daughters and one son from three women, was an excellent father. But these jurors have already convicted Cutts of the crime of endangering children for leaving his two year old son, Blake, alone for 26 hours after murdering Blake’s mother, Jessie Davis, and soon-to-be-born sister, Chloe, last June.

Jurors heard that, as a police officer, Cutts saved the life of a man who was about to jump off a bridge but these jurors have already convicted Cutts of taking the lives of two people. Jurors also heard that Cutts was a gifted student in elementary school and did well through high school and some years of college; that he is an athlete; and that he has no mental illnesses or major psychological disorders. In fact, the psychologist opined that Cutts is unlikely to be violent in the future.

At the end of the day, Cutts made a statement. He apologized to the Davis family and to his own family, especially his mother, father and ex-wife, Kelly. He thanked Jessie Davis’s mother for taking such good care of Blake since last June.

Choking up, he told jurors that he can never forgive himself for leaving little Blake alone for so many hours because of his own selfishness and he thanked God for watching over Blake during that time. At the end, he apologized to his high school friend, Myisha Ferrell, for bringing her into his nightmare. Ferrell is currently serving two years in prison for her role in accompanying Cutts to dispose of the bodies and then lying to police about it. His final statement to the jury was to spare his life.

Yes, there were tears in that courtroom when Cutts spoke, not only from Cutts but from his family and, most significantly, from several jurors. But there were few tears on the Davis side of the courtroom. They have shed plenty of tears since June 15, 2007, when Jessie was reported missing and will surely shed more. But their tears are not for Cutts and his plea for mercy.

– Beth Karas, In Session correspondent

Filed under: Death penalty • Verdict Watch


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ravenna, ohio   February 26th, 2008 1:35 pm ET

I feel he is sincerely sorry for what happened. I feel the jury should give him the least sentence. Of course I believe also that it should have been a manslaughter verdict. We do not know whether the baby died during the struggle or fight so how can we honestly say that he purposefully let the baby die? He did not intend to kill anyone when he went there. Please dont throw another life away! If i were the Judge I would give him 5-10 years if possible.


Mike   February 26th, 2008 1:57 pm ET

I believe that this man really feels remorse for what has happened, and I fail to see how the taking of another life can make this right. How can we as a society say it is alright to take another life? As Gandhi said, "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind."


Brent   February 26th, 2008 2:14 pm ET

I honestly feel that it doesn't matter if the baby died during the struggle or during the fight. The baby died. Murder took place, bottom line. So the punishment needs to reflect the crime. Not one but two murder's took place and they didn't get a chance to plea for their lives or maybe they did but no matter what he didn't listen to their cry for mercy so why should we listen to his. I'm not listeing to him and neither should the jury. I say we need to sentence him to death for what he had done.


CF   February 26th, 2008 2:16 pm ET

He should receive the death penalty. He didn't think about the life of his unborn child. I don't feel sorry for him, you take a life, then someone should take yours. He could have just as easily walked away. You don't take someone's life and think that by saying your're sorry its alright. Then you leave your 2 year old home alone. He's not sorry for what he did, he's sorry because he got caught. If it were an accident, then why not call 911 to try and save her instead of disposing of her body. This is a sick individual who has no respect for a human's life.


th   February 26th, 2008 2:36 pm ET

He is sorry because he will spend the rest of his life in jail.If he would have called 911 after the"accident" they both might have lived, but aleast Cloe would have had a chance.He didn't want to pay support for a 4th child for 18 years.


ashley   February 26th, 2008 2:44 pm ET

I think he should get the death penalty, he killed two people he should die. Its his own actions that caused this to happen now he should pay for it.


Kelli, Florida   February 26th, 2008 2:50 pm ET

Three strikes: 1) Accident or not, instead of trying to save her life or the life of HIS OWN CHILD, he chose to cover it up and dispose of her body, 2) A good father? HE KILLED HIS OWN CHILD and left his son behind alone at the scene, thinking only of himself, 3) He went home and pretended not to know anything about it and even faked his concern while everyone searched for her.
All of his actions were motivated by selfishness, including his tearful plea to spare him his life. He should be punished to the full extent: death.


Kathy Redmond   February 26th, 2008 2:58 pm ET

FROM Sharpsville, Pa. I have been following this trial. I believe Bobby Cutts should get the death penalty. Like the prosecutor said, Bobby had taken an oath to protect society and he broke that oath. Bobby also could have chosen to leave and he could have chosen to get help. Did he? No. Instead he did what a coward would do. Sorry, and eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.


indymom   February 26th, 2008 3:02 pm ET

Bobby Cutts has been found guilty of murdering two people. I don't care if he went over there to offer them lollipops and rainbows, he murdered his own child. If killing Jessie was an accident, why didn't he call 911 to try to save Chloe? Bobby Cutts is sorry all right, he's sorry he got caught and he's sorry he was convicted. I think the death penalty is too good for Cutts. He should spend the rest of his life in prison paying for what he did to that baby and his surviving son.

To the commentor from Ravenna, Ohio: We know that he purposefully let the baby die when he did nothing to save her. He did not call 911. He worried only about covering up his crime. He didn't even worry about his son's welfare. He may have found a psychologist who would say he was unlikely to be violent in the future, but that is little comfort to those who love and miss Jessie and Chloe Davis.


Alice   February 26th, 2008 3:02 pm ET

Bobby Cutts deserves the death penalty for this! He killed his child and his girlfriend, attempted to hide it, let people search for nine days, and left his young toddler son home alone while he was trying to cover up the murder! Now if that is not enough reason for the death penalty I dont know what is.


Gina   February 26th, 2008 3:05 pm ET

Jami,
You were asking people what Mark Jensen should get as far as prison or death. I think death would be too light of a punishment for him. I think he should get prison. People say prisons are tough I think that is what he should get. But let's think about it. People are in prisons for murder, rape, assault, etc., then what do we do? We go and give them exercise equipment. For what? To exercise and become twice as strong so when they get out some of they are even stronger to do whatever they choose to do bad agian? Not saying they will but if we are going to put people in prison, they should have to suffer a little. If they want to stay in shape, let them run.


D   February 26th, 2008 3:06 pm ET

Bobby is only sorry he got caught!!...thats why he whines


Ken   February 26th, 2008 3:11 pm ET

He deserves death. How can you call him a good father when he did not live his children. If the jury takes more than an hour deciding his fate they must be playing cards to kill time.


Brian   February 26th, 2008 3:12 pm ET

To ravenna, Ohio – are you high? Who cares if he is sorry??? Everybody is sorry after they do something. Ok, some things you can reverse, but he took a life. For what? Give him the maximum sentence. Don't let the tears fool you – of course he is crying now because he is facing the death penalty.


Nancy, Marietta   February 26th, 2008 3:15 pm ET

Some of the most heinous criminals have not faced the death penalty. This is NOT a death penalty case!


valery   February 26th, 2008 3:19 pm ET

IT IS HARD TO SAY WHAT WAS REALLY GOING THROUGH CUTTS MIND BUT IT IS ALSO HARD TO SAY IF CUTTS REALLY IS SORRY OR IF HE JUST KNOWS HOW TO PLAY THE COURTS I MEAN HE IS A COP RIGHT.


doni   February 26th, 2008 3:20 pm ET

I'm sorry, but not for Cutts. He took those lives and should pay for it. He could have had everything, now he has nothing but regrets. That just doesn't cut it, his tears are quite useless at this point.


sharon   February 26th, 2008 3:20 pm ET

To the person who posted the comment from ohio " are you crazy" you actually think he is not to blame. It doesn't matter how the baby dies, the baby was alive before he got there and that was his own child he killed and HIS own child that he left BEHIND and you want to give this man(if that is what you want to call him) any kind of compassion. If he did not intend to kill her, he sure didn't call 911 to help her instead he wrapped her up in front of his son and took her body and dumped her, she and the unborn baby may not have been dead but when he dumped her body in the park how was she going to help herself. He deserves WHATEVER HE GETS AND TO ME THAT WILL NOT EVEN BE ENOUGH, the only satisfaction I will get is when he has to answer to GOD above.


char   February 26th, 2008 3:22 pm ET

Im sorry but your reference to Mr. Cutts not intending to kill anyone was incorrect. He did intentionally cause t he death of chloe by not calling for help. If he did accidentally as he claims, kill Jessie, then had he called 911 Chloe may not have died as a direct result of her mother being killed. And Bobby Cutts would have MAYBE received manslaughter, but doubtful.
I pray for the families of Jessie and her child and of the rest of the families involved in this mess he has created.especially his children.
I'm sorry but the only thing I believe Bobby Cutts is sorry for,is that he got caught.


Patty   February 26th, 2008 3:23 pm ET

Beth, you are doing a wonderful job covering this trial (and every trial you cover). I have to say that it really bothers me when anyone (listed below) mentions race though. This is about a PERSON who killed another PERSON & his unborn CHILD. Plain & simple. Bobby Cutts is being judged on his actions alone. He caused Jessie's death. Even if accidentally, he made no effort to save his daughter (who by the way was bi-racial). That's what makes him deserving of the death penalty in my view. Race has nothing to do with this. Actions!! Poor decisions!! But race? No way!


grace, california   February 26th, 2008 3:27 pm ET

Tearful though he was, it cannot be forgotten that he brutally murdered his girlfriend and unborn baby and kept their burial site a secret. I'm sure he cried because he got caught.

Remember, premeditation can occur in a second. He might not have gone to he house intending on killing her – that is not what is required for his conviction.

He threw his own life away. I would vote for life without the possibility of parole.


sherry   February 26th, 2008 3:35 pm ET

I think he should receive the death penalty. I hate hearing all the lawyers use the excuse that this was out of character for him. Obvioulsy if he can take lives like that and leave a child alone, it is in his character. And the fact that he had a teacher there for character witness. Some of the most evil people on earth are the best charmers. Obviously he's not insane, but this was cold-blooded murder. I say an eye for an eye. Do to him what he did to them. To top it off he was a cop! Please if anyone should have known better it should have been him. Being a cop he had more than enough assitance to handle everything before it came to murder. He should get death for this.


DAVID W MOTZ   February 26th, 2008 3:46 pm ET

HE SHOULD GET THE DEATH PENALTY HE DID THE CRIME AND SHOULD PAY THOSE TEARS WERE FAKE NO MERCY


Loretta, Delaware   February 26th, 2008 3:47 pm ET

Ravenna's words are so appalling, how can anyone think that he forgot that he was killing his unborn baby as well as Jessie Davis.


Betty/Feeding Hils, MA   February 26th, 2008 3:50 pm ET

Excellent father? Three children with three different women – and a fourth on the way. An officer sworn to uphold the law, and who broke it in the worst possible way. Then the cover-up; and then the lies. Baby angels must have been watching over his little one alone TWENTY-SIX HOURS. I believe his tears are for him. He got caught – apparently not able to manipulate officials like he did the mothers of his children. She paid the ultimate price for loving him – he should pay the ultimate price too.


Joanna   February 26th, 2008 3:52 pm ET

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!? The man killed the mother of his children, and directly caused the death of his own offspring. How can you have any sympathy? You must be on crack!


kat   February 26th, 2008 3:53 pm ET

He is guilty and should receive the full punishment. I believe he shows remorse in public to gain sympathy. The fact that he tried to hide bodies, further proves his guilt. He was a police officer and knew the law. He threw his life away when he decided to kill. There is no excuse for his crimes and he should accept the harsh consquences of his actions.


roxanne   February 26th, 2008 3:54 pm ET

I have no mercy for him! He had choices.. he could of called 911 and reported a baby alone at home.. he could of driven the body to the hospital and lied, maybe saving the unborn child.. two choices he could of attempted , in getting help for both children, even taking her into a E.R room, lying about what had happened, anything to make a life saving attempt.. he did not! Lied to all, and kept his selfish reasonings to himself.. for 9 days!! He had no intention of trying to make any of the situation better.. he did not spare any lives.. why should his be spared? Three lives he wasted, at his reasoning.. and now his tears? No mercy here!!!


Michele   February 26th, 2008 3:59 pm ET

Sure he feels sorry now...But don't believe for one second he felt
sorry at the time whether it was accidential or not...The fact he
told someone he would kill her and throw her into the woods
goes to prove to me that this was premediated and I do believe
he knew he was running out of time to do it...Saying that; if I
were the jurors I wouldn't waste my time giving him the death
penalty because what does that really mean...Nothing...How many
have been executed in Ohio and are sitting on death row...Not sure
what is taking these jurors so much time...Give him Life
WITHOUT Parole...


Rissa Parks   February 26th, 2008 4:10 pm ET

He should get the maximum. There is no place in society for such a man. I don't buy that it was an "accident". He did it on purpose, and should be punished to that end.


Paul Fricks   February 26th, 2008 4:13 pm ET

It really doesn't matter what they sentence him to, if he goes to jail it's a death sentence. Ex-cops in prison don't fare well. Ditto for those who harm children.


Marsha   February 26th, 2008 4:29 pm ET

I believe the verdict for Cutts was appropriate. His mistakes caused his guilty verdict, but I think life without parole is more reasonable then the death penalty. It was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that he actually went to the home to commit the murder.


Debbie   February 26th, 2008 4:33 pm ET

He has no sorrow for anyone other than himself..He left a little boy alive who knew what he had done & he left him alone to die himself..His tears are for himself-Wants to be in his childrens lives-he should not be allowed to be in their lives-THEY ARE better off without him..HIS WIFE IS A PATHETIC ABUSED SOUL WHO IS AFRAID TO BE ALONE..She might actually have to get off her butt & take care of herself & her family..


Jaeger   February 26th, 2008 4:35 pm ET

He took two lives; one of an innocent child; he deserves death. He is getting more of an option then they were given. They didnt get a choice of life or death, they got death.


Debbie   February 26th, 2008 4:35 pm ET

I DO THINK THAT LETHAL INJECTION (FOR HIM) IS TOO EASY A SENTENCE


amy   February 26th, 2008 4:37 pm ET

why don't all of the people who want to give him life think about those last moments that woman went through. Her last thoughts were probably that of trying to make sure her children were safe. He admitted he got angry because jessie was taking to long in getting blake ready a GOOD FATHER would have helped her to get the child ready instead he let his child witness him strangling his mother and putting her in a comforter. People get frustrated and they walk away. I can't imagine my last moments gasping for air, begging for my life and probably hearing my child cry as i struggle against a former cop. He could've walked away i am sure he had training on how to restrain people in a safe manner if as he stated she grabbed him. Those 3-4 minutes she gasped for air are not worth a life sentence it is worth death. He is a coward and deserves the death penalty. His tears should be for his children and the lives that he destroyed but he sheds them for himself.


reallllllly   February 26th, 2008 4:39 pm ET

I am shocked to hear that anyone can think he deserves light sentencing. Anyone can and should appologize, it will never bring justice unless he is made to suffer.
I can only imagine how I would feel if he had done this to anyone I know. If he is realllly that remorseful now, none of this would have happend in the first place.
And in all honesty, he should accept whatever strict sentence he gets, if he is sorry! He would be willing to make an example of himself to prove that people who do such horrible things will pay, and take the sentence they deserve!


Karen Liwienski   February 26th, 2008 4:51 pm ET

I'm a lawyer. For 27 years I worked as a domestic relations referee. My colleagues would never describe me as a pushover or even as a sympathetic person.
This event arose from the domestic chaos created by both Bobby Cutts and Jessie Davis. Bobby Cutts' personality flaw was his
inability to remain in and raise children inside a stable relationship.
I'm sure Jessie was equally aware that bringing another child into this situation was unwise. I think Bobby Cutts was in over his head financially and emotionally. There is nothing more volatile than this type of domestic situation and Bobby Cutts snapped. I don't believe he went to the house intending to kill anyone. His big mistake was the cover-up.

This is certainly not a death penalty case. Killing him will not improve the lives of any of these children. It will leave a black hole in their lives
that will never be filled. Karen in Michigan


Alisha-NYC   February 26th, 2008 4:56 pm ET

I think they should give him the death penalty.

Thats exactly what he gave his unborn baby and Jessie. He doesnt feel remorse, he got busted! He allowed the lies to go on – his poor son had to witness what happened and only god knows how thats going to effect him for the rest of his life.

I say Death


Bonnie Meston   February 26th, 2008 5:01 pm ET

Cutts is now pleading for his life. I think Jessie pleaded for hers also, but to no avail. She likely pleaded for her unborn child's life. Her last thought was probably her little boy would also be killed next. He deserves the most severe punishment allowable.


Gene   February 26th, 2008 5:11 pm ET

Yes, he is sorry. Sorry he got caught. There is not one little bit of his "tearful" act that I buy


Ian   February 26th, 2008 5:37 pm ET

I don't think he's sorry for what he did, I think he's sorry he got caught. He tried to get away with it, and without the excellent and swift action against him by the police, he never would have come forward. Death Penalty is my vote.


Jasmine Coty, CA   February 26th, 2008 5:48 pm ET

There is a fine line between revenge and capital punishment. Revenge is something that civilized government shouldn't engage in. I believe life in prison is an appropriate punishment for Bobby Cutts. Another death will not bring anyone to life again.


Rosalind Torres   February 26th, 2008 6:29 pm ET

Bobby Cutts, Bobby Cutts and Bobby Cutts that's all that ever mattered to him. DEATH.


michael   February 26th, 2008 6:39 pm ET

the death penalty is absolutely barbaric and is consistently applied in an unfair, unequal manner. life in prison without the possibility of parole should be the maximum penalty, and should be applied in this case.


walker a.   February 26th, 2008 6:58 pm ET

STOP ALL EXECUTIONS NOW!

BOBBY CUTTS DESERVES TO SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON – NO PAROLE. THE ONLY PERSON HE THOUGHT ABOUT WAS HIMSELF. BUT KILLING HIM SOLVES NOTHING. AS A COP HE WILL NOT HAVE A LIFE IN PRISON. HE WILL SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE ALONE, WHICH IS VERY HARD FOR SOMEONE WHO ONLY THINKS ABOUT THEMSELVES. IT WILL ALSO DO HIM GOOD WHEN EACH OF HIS CHILDREN COME OF AGE AND DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES IF THEY WANT TO HAVE ANY RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM. MY GUESS IS THAT THEY WONT.
IS SURE BEATS HIM SITTING ON DEATH ROW FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS ANYWAY AS HE EXHAUSTS ALL HIS APPEALS.
BOBBY CUTTS SHOULD SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON – LOCKED UP FOR 24 HOURS A DAY.


jennyt   February 26th, 2008 7:00 pm ET

While I believe he is sincerely remorseful for the chain of events, I don't believe his remorse is a pass to freedom. He took two lives, one of whom was his own flesh and blood, the other, the mother of his own flesh and blood. It may not have been premeditated but it wasn't random either. He knew the woman was pregnant and just weeks away from giving birth to a child he fathered. Given that he lashed out as he did and allegedly "accidentally" elbowed her in the throat hard enough to kill her, I don't believe this was the first time he acted out with violence. The violence may not have been planned but I believe it was without a second thought for a pregnant woman weeks away from giving birth. He deserves life in prison.


Pete   February 26th, 2008 7:05 pm ET

Reguardless of what he deserves. A solitary cell on death row for at least 15 years (by which time the death penalty will probably not be there) or an ex-cop and baby killer in open population? He probably won't make 5 years.


CHRISTINE-IOWA   February 26th, 2008 7:07 pm ET

I DON'T FEEL A BIT SORRY FOR BOBBY CUTTS. I AGREE THAT HE COULD HAVE CALLED 911 IF THIS WERE AN ACCIDENT. HOW CAN SOMEONE LIVE WITH THEMSELF KNOWING HE KILLED HIS OWN CHILD. WHY LET HIM SPEND LIFE IN PRISON WHEN IT IS US TAXPAYERS WHO HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. I SAY THE DEATH PENALTY. GOD BE WITH THE FAMILY OF JESSIE AND THOSE PRECIOUS CHILDREN.


Anthony   February 26th, 2008 7:07 pm ET

Since two humans lost their life i think the jury should put him to death. He knew right from wrong and also he is a police officer so he knows what tactics to use during a fight. He didnt think that hitting her in the neck like he did would kill her. Of course he feels remorseful cause he knows deep inside his mind he knows the punishent that he can receive and also that he can die in prison or die from lethal injection. Dont have pity on someone who didnt care for human life. Cause if he did care 2 humans would still be alive today...


Peggy 2   February 26th, 2008 7:08 pm ET

While I'm saddened for his remaining children and the loss they will endure, I can't get past his cold heartedly wrapping that body, walking out on a toddler and transporting and burying the bodies. I wonder if he even wondered if Chloe was dead [yet.] He clearly didn't care that these beings were left to decay in the heat, possibly bothered by animals. I understand one can lose it in the heat of passion, but all these actions were not "passion." Whatever the sentence, it will be for a long, long time.


Klaatu   February 26th, 2008 7:12 pm ET

oh I forgot something else, the first few pages of his "statement" to the jury was all about "I did this, I wanted to do this, I tried to do this, I, I , I....


Canton   February 26th, 2008 7:38 pm ET

The villians in this case are ANGER, DISREGUARD OF HUMAN LIFE, LACK OF COMPASSION, AND THE WILL TO TAKE ANOTHER'S LIFE. LACK OF CONCERN OF THE EFECTS OF OUR ACTIONS ON OTHERS, LACK OF EMPATHY AND TOTAL ABANDONMENT OF GOD'S COMMANDMENT TO US ALL ," THOUGH SHALL NOT KILL" . Cutt's displayed all of these in this crime. I see many people here are guilty of the same things."let he who is without sin, cast the first stone"


char   February 26th, 2008 7:41 pm ET

Karen- I understand you are a lawyer so as a lawyer you should be aware that he is not getting the death penalty for Jessie, it was for the intentional killing of a child under the age of 13.
Im not sure I agree with death, but they must go by law and what the law says they must do.
furthermore,your post sounds as if you are putting some blame on Jessie and that is not fair-because it was unwise to bring another child into the situation she deserved to die?
your colleagues are correct to describe you as un sypathetic.
As far as Bobby Cutts unitentional killing of Jessie, I don't believe he went there that morning to kill her either- but he would have eventually, he said it before and it was on his mind.
R.I.P Jessie and Chloe


Shirley- North Carolina   February 26th, 2008 7:42 pm ET

In my humble opinion Cutts should get life in prison without parole. The reason is that each and everyday he would have to look at himself in the mirror and remember what he did and why he's where he is. Another reason, is that his children will always be reminded of what their father did. They will grow up knowing the kind of person he was to have killed their sister when she was completely defenseless and had no voice.

There are some things that are worse than death. If he dies he wouldn't have the chance to face what he's done over and over and over again. Death would take that away and he doesn't deserve that.


Self   February 26th, 2008 7:50 pm ET

While I believe he should receive the death penalty, I have to wonder what his little boy would want. The little boy already lost his mom, and if his dad is put to death, he is an orphan. As horrific as his father's actions were, someday, his son may want to know where he came from and who his father is. And for this reason only, I hope Cutts gets life.


myrtle beach, sc   February 26th, 2008 7:55 pm ET

I'm right with ravena, ohio and mike. I feel Bobby is remorseful and needs all of our prayers. An eye for an eye will never make this right, only hurt his children more.
People like Charles Manson and and Jeffery Dahmer did NOT get the death penalty. Bobby Cutts Jr. could never compare to these horrible criminals.


myrtle beach, sc   February 26th, 2008 7:58 pm ET

I agree this is NOT a death penalty case!!!


Ms. LiRonta Archie   February 26th, 2008 7:59 pm ET

i dont feel he should be put to deah for this. Ok, he killed his ex girl friend and his unborn baby, but PUTTIN HIM TO DEATH WILL NOT BRING HER OR THE BABY BACK!!!!!!


Ms. LiRonta Archie   February 26th, 2008 8:00 pm ET

DONT KILL HIM...THINK ABOUT HIS KIDS THAT ARE STILL ALIVE... WE DIDNT GIVE HIM LIFE, SO WE SHOULDNT TAKE IT


valery   February 26th, 2008 8:00 pm ET

I BELIEVE THAT THE JURY NEEDS TO PUT HIM ON DEATH ROW WITH SCOTT PETERSON.

IF CUTTS WAS REALLY SORRY WHY DID IT TAKE HIM 10 DAYS TO LEAD POLICE TO HER BODY?

WHY LEAVE YOUR 2/12 YR OLD BY HIMSELF FOR 26 HORS?

THE TEARS I BELIEVE WERE FOR SHOW, TO MAKE THE JURY FEEL BAD FOR HIM!

HE HAD A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL ABOUT TO BE BORN AND HE DIDN'T THINK OF HER OR OF HIS SONS MOM!

HE WAS THINKING OF HIMSELF BUT THEN ISN'T THAT WHAT ALL MURDERS DO IS THINK OF THEM SELVES THEN SCRAMBLE TO MAKE THE JURY FEEL SORRY FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY WERE CAUGHT?


Babe   February 26th, 2008 8:21 pm ET

Life in prison without the possibility of parole. Death is too good for him. And anyone who bought into all that fake whining and carrying on should get their head examined. He's a killer.


Adriana_Fig08   February 26th, 2008 8:26 pm ET

I agree with Karen. There have been plenty of other people who should have been given the death penalty (Jeffrey Dahmer, Teddy Kaczynski – to name a few) but they weren't.

I think the crime Cutts committed is HORRIBLE, but it should NOT be treated as a death penalty case. He deserves life in prison, so he can live with his guilty conscious for the rest of his life...

On that note, we really need to evaluate our Criminal Justice System...


Robert O Cooper   February 26th, 2008 9:04 pm ET

I believe hes a good actor--his tears are for himself, Think about it-he wanted to have unprotected sex with many women and did not want more children-hes the type that only sees himself first and last.


Howard up state ny   February 26th, 2008 9:13 pm ET

thay have to give him death
as a cop he knows how to control him self .


Kory Greenwood   February 27th, 2008 9:35 am ET

I believe that this man really feels remorse for what has happened, and I fail to see how the taking of another life can make this right. How can we as a society say it is alright to take another life? As Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.”


tommy, 19   February 27th, 2008 11:49 am ET

the death penalty is a perfect example of the corrupt society we live in today. sentence him to life in prison. living in a small jail cell for the rest of your life knowing you ended your "lovers" and future daughters lives is far more just and torturous than just killing him instantly.


michael   February 27th, 2008 12:41 pm ET

An example of the potentially completely inconsistent application of the death penalty: In Wisconsin, Mark Jensen was just sentenced to life without the possibility for parole for premeditated murder of his wife after a long period of emotional and physical torture. We are now discussing putting to death a man whose actions were no more or less heinous - premeditated murder. How will this country respond to African-Americans who argue that the death penalty is unfairly applied if, indeed, Mr. Jensen's life is spared by an all white jury and judge and Mr. Cutts is put to death by an all white jury and judge?


Blonde08   February 27th, 2008 12:45 pm ET

I think he needs a life sentence without parole! He can sit the rest of his breathing days thinking day in and day out about what he did. Saying sorry does not bring her or the baby back! They need to put him away for good, and have him sit there and look at her picture to remind him daily of the two lifes he cut short!!


carrie   February 27th, 2008 2:09 pm ET

The verdict is in, and I predict he will get life without parole.


Joe   February 27th, 2008 3:44 pm ET

Sad case all around, a bunch of sad cases, Jensen case, Scott Peterson, the other Peterson guy (who may have killed all of his wives), Cutts Jr., each tragic, each shattering the lives of so many people, so senseless. Anytime a case goes into our legal system which involves violence or homicide the single most important factor in determining how it should be tried is the intention behind the action. Did Mr. Cutts want to kill this woman and her child? In light of his marital situation and the fact the he faced greater scrutiny and legal action for fathering another child, I'm sure the thought crossed his mind. I think he basically felt like his back was up against the wall, with no way out, except to kill two people. In my opinion he should have received life in prision with no opportunity for parole, that would have been the just thing to do. As to some of the people who posted about him not being there for his other kids, that was his choice, not anyone else's, and if I were his kid, and I knew he murdered my mom, I doubt I'd ever see him.


Maggie   February 27th, 2008 5:17 pm ET

I honestly feel he is sorry for what he did. Anything at any given time things happen. I am sorry she died along with her baby. People panic and dont think. It was wrong what happened. What is really sad is lives were lost. No one knows the truth but bobby and Jessie. It could of been an accident and he panicked. He left his young son alone which was wrong. I am glad his life was spared.

Maybe one day her family can forgive. the power of forgiveness is awesome. We are not God and we are not to judge. I dont believe in the death penalty never have. He wil have the next 57 years to repent for what happened. First he must forgive himself..


Brian   February 28th, 2008 9:11 am ET

Oh, cry me a freakin' river.


Sue Woodard   February 28th, 2008 9:58 am ET

I think they should of given Cutts a Death sentence, not 57 yrs, then eligible for parole. He took 2 lives, he should have to pay that with his own worthless life. I don't feel that Justice was served. They were too easy on him as far as I'm concerned. Who cares that he was a Police Officer, He still is a MURDERER, he should of gotten the Death Penalty.


mari   February 28th, 2008 2:49 pm ET

Even thou he killed two people, his girlfriend and his unborn child , i dont agree with the death penalty. I think is a bigger punishment to live with this fault for the rest of his life. I pray for both families because they are the ones sufferin, for his children not bein able to have their father, an for blake loosin mother and father. But i also pray for Bobby Cutts Jr. because is gonna take a lot for him to be able to live with his conceious. But God is great an mighty an only thru him everyone will be able to coped with this.


Stephanie   February 29th, 2008 11:15 am ET

I BELIEVE THAT BOBBY CUTTS DO DESERVE THE DEATH PENALITY. THERE CHILD DIED BY THE HANDS OF HER FATHER. SO WHAT HE CRIED, SO WHAT HE SAID HE WAS SORRY. BUT IS THAT GOING TO BRING THOSE 2 PEOPLE LIVES BACK. NO ONE DESERVED TO DIE BY THE HANDS OF ANOTHER. BUT WHEN A PEROSN TAKES A LIFE IN THIS CASE 2 LIVES HE NEEDS TO GIVE IENCOUNT FOR WHAT HE DID.



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