Unfair?: Bobby Cutts, Jr. Wants New Murder Trial - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Unfair?: Bobby Cutts, Jr. Wants New Murder Trial

Canton, OH - A former police officer sentenced to life in prison for killing his pregnant lover says he deserves a new trial because the trial during which he was convicted was unfair.

Lawyers for Bobby Cutts Jr. filed a document Friday in the 5th District Court of Appeals in Canton, arguing that the jury was unfair, prosecutors engaged in misconduct and the verdicts handed down contradicted one another.

The 31-year-old Cutts was convicted in February of killing 26-year-old Jessie Davis and their unborn daughter at her northeast Ohio home.

Prosecutors argued that he killed Davis and the fetus last summer to avoid making child support payments.

Jurors convicted Cutts of aggravated murder in the death of the fetus. They found him not guilty of aggravated murder in Davis' death but convicted him of a lesser charge of murder.

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