Ohio Court Won't Hear Officer's Murder Appeal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's supreme court has turned down a former police officer's appeal of his conviction in the deaths of his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn daughter.

The court refused to hear the appeal of Bobby Cutts Jr., who is serving a life sentence in the killings of Jessie Davis and her fetus.

The woman's disappearance in the summer of 2007 prompted a massive search that drew national attention.

Attorneys for the former Canton patrolman said in their appeal that the trial should have been moved because of the attention surrounding the case.

A state appeals court upheld Cutts' conviction earlier this year.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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