Cutts faces death in killing of infants

Cutts faces death in killing of infants

There are 77 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Feb 16, 2008, titled Cutts faces death in killing of infants. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

CANTON: Prosecutors say he killed, in part, because of the unwanted expense of a new baby.

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Calling All Pery Masons

Strongsville, OH

#1 Feb 16, 2008
It's my understanding that killing a pregnant woman is no different than killing a police officer; both are forms of Capital Murder, yet he was never charged (that I heard of) with a Capital crime as such.

Mandatory death penalty should prevail in either case, right?

Any real legal opinions out there?

“Lohio Bound”

Since: Oct 07

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#3 Feb 16, 2008
IN the headline: "InfantS?"

There was one unborn child...
SDespot

Bedford, OH

#4 Feb 16, 2008
"Fighting to SAVE the life of Cutts??????"

I don't think so. This man should be put to death immediately! Why waste our tax dollars keeping him alive?
respect the dead

Corry, PA

#5 Feb 16, 2008
go back to mexico wrote:
seems like these women should be more careful with whom they lie down
Passing judgment on others? I am sure you have lived a flawless life! Please enlighten us mere mortals!
winkwink

Massillon, OH

#8 Feb 16, 2008
This ought to go down in the black history month books aye!
hottie

Warren, OH

#9 Feb 16, 2008
correct me if im wrong but i always thought the murder was when you had intent to kill he did not have that, tha was a terrible accident that happened and then he paniced he had no intent to kill jessee davis or her unborn child he deserves some punishment but he do not deserve life because he did not take her life or her babys life we are always so quick to judge a person and dont know the facts the bible said god will forgive you for anything you just have to ask if god can forgive why not you.
Greg

United States

#10 Feb 16, 2008
We will remember this case in two decades. Though, I do think he will get a new trial, after reading what Judges in Cuyahoga County had to say.

This trial should have been moved to Franklin or Hamilton County.

I agree witht he Cuyahoga Judges offer him life wi/o parole in exchange for dropping all appeals. You never know what you will run into at the Federal level.
Franki

Cleveland, OH

#12 Feb 16, 2008
Come on!!!! IF it was an 'accident' as he boo-hoo'd it to be on the stand, WHY would he have drug her body out of the home and waited NINE days before coming forward? Not to mention the fact of leaving the little boy who was also HIS son unsupervised in the home--WHAT in the world!?!?! Think some wires aren't making a connection up there somewhere. And this is an officer of the law....Scary!
hottie wrote:
correct me if im wrong but i always thought the murder was when you had intent to kill he did not have that, tha was a terrible accident that happened and then he paniced he had no intent to kill jessee davis or her unborn child he deserves some punishment but he do not deserve life because he did not take her life or her babys life we are always so quick to judge a person and dont know the facts the bible said god will forgive you for anything you just have to ask if god can forgive why not you.
Greg

United States

#13 Feb 16, 2008
SDespot wrote:
"Fighting to SAVE the life of Cutts??????"
I don't think so. This man should be put to death immediately! Why waste our tax dollars keeping him alive?
Because that is what the Framers of the Constitution wanted. Remember, the Constitution is the highest law in the land
Greg

United States

#14 Feb 16, 2008
Calling All Pery Masons wrote:
It's my understanding that killing a pregnant woman is no different than killing a police officer; both are forms of Capital Murder, yet he was never charged (that I heard of) with a Capital crime as such.
Mandatory death penalty should prevail in either case, right?
Any real legal opinions out there?
There is no mandatory death penalty. Th Jury could recomend death, but the jUdge does not have to accept. If the jury does not recomend death, the Judge cannot impose it
SDespot

Bedford, OH

#15 Feb 16, 2008
Greg wrote:
<quoted text>
Remember, the Constitution is the highest law in the land
It used to be, that is, until Bush became president.
Jen

San Francisco, CA

#16 Feb 16, 2008
hottie wrote:
correct me if im wrong but i always thought the murder was when you had intent to kill he did not have that, tha was a terrible accident that happened and then he paniced he had no intent to kill jessee davis or her unborn child he deserves some punishment but he do not deserve life because he did not take her life or her babys life we are always so quick to judge a person and dont know the facts the bible said god will forgive you for anything you just have to ask if god can forgive
why not you.
Just goes to show what you "don't" know
DarkAngel

Caledonia, MI

#17 Feb 16, 2008
God bless all who are involved.
lincoln

Ft Mitchell, KY

#18 Feb 16, 2008
hottie wrote:
correct me if im wrong but i always thought the murder was when you had intent to kill he did not have that, tha was a terrible accident that happened and then he paniced he had no intent to kill jessee davis or her unborn child he deserves some punishment but he do not deserve life because he did not take her life or her babys life we are always so quick to judge a person and dont know the facts the bible said god will forgive you for anything you just have to ask if god can forgive why not you.

Hottie, if you want God to forgive you, you have to be honest with God. The Bible says if you confess your sins, God will forgive but if you say you have not sinned, the Truth is not in you. 1 John 1:8,9
NONE

Salem, OH

#19 Feb 16, 2008
hottie wrote:
correct me if im wrong but i always thought the murder was when you had intent to kill he did not have that, tha was a terrible accident that happened and then he paniced he had no intent to kill jessee davis or her unborn child he deserves some punishment but he do not deserve life because he did not take her life or her babys life we are always so quick to judge a person and dont know the facts the bible said god will forgive you for anything you just have to ask if god can forgive why not you.
Exactly my thoughts. Not like he went over there with a weapon to kill her - it was an accident! Even if he would have got help the emergency crew would not have made it there in time to save the baby. What was he suppose to do cut her open? He was an officer not a paramedic. There is a major difference in the two occupations.
I'll be glad when everyone can get over it and move on - not like this is the only scandal that has ever happened in this area
Jamika

United States

#20 Feb 16, 2008
hottie wrote:
correct me if im wrong but i always thought the murder was when you had intent to kill he did not have that, tha was a terrible accident that happened and then he paniced he had no intent to kill jessee davis or her unborn child he deserves some punishment but he do not deserve life because he did not take her life or her babys life we are always so quick to judge a person and dont know the facts the bible said god will forgive you for anything you just have to ask if god can forgive why not you.
Let me make a guess: you're black, aren't you?

You make me ashamed of my people.

“I'm ALWAYS right sometimes.”

Since: Feb 08

Akron, OH

#21 Feb 16, 2008
SDespot wrote:
<quoted text>
It used to be, that is, until Bush became president.
LOL!! There's ALWAYS room for a good Bush-Bashing.
LegalJack

North Royalton, OH

#24 Feb 16, 2008
Calling All Pery Masons wrote:
It's my understanding that killing a pregnant woman is no different than killing a police officer; both are forms of Capital Murder, yet he was never charged (that I heard of) with a Capital crime as such.
You're confusing terminology -- penalty and charges. You're charged with (insert crime) and the penalties are (insert penalties as outlined in statute). Yes, he was charged with a capital crime.

Also, penalties are extremely harder when some heinous crimes are committed against children -- especially those under a specific age. IIRC, there are some sexual crimes committed against children (by adults) that come with mandatory automatic life in prison, where if a similar sex crime committed against an adult does not come with life in prison.

Do a Google search for "Ohio Revised Code" and read away. Within each section, penalties for crimes are listed. Many penalties state "shall", which is absolute.
LegalJack

North Royalton, OH

#25 Feb 16, 2008
Greg wrote:
We will remember this case in two decades. Though, I do think he will get a new trial, after reading what Judges in Cuyahoga County had to say.
And you continue to look for what YOU want to see/hear. Typical stupidity when one does not want to face the LEGAL FACTS. What the Judges think who do not hear the case is irrelevant. They were not hearing the case, etc.
This trial should have been moved to Franklin or Hamilton County.
Well it wasn't.
I agree witht he Cuyahoga Judges offer him life wi/o parole in exchange for dropping all appeals.
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"In exchange"? Whatever. Every criminal is entitled to "due process", which also means each criminal convicted can argue their case to higher courts, if need be.

The wise move would be for the Prosecution to go for life in prison. IIRC, because his was convicted of 2 counts of aggravated murder, there is no chance for parole per statute. That is mandatory, per statute.
You REALLY need to educate yourself.
Gina

Zebulon, GA

#26 Feb 16, 2008
Franki wrote:
Come on!!!! IF it was an 'accident' as he boo-hoo'd it to be on the stand, WHY would he have drug her body out of the home and waited NINE days before coming forward? Not to mention the fact of leaving the little boy who was also HIS son unsupervised in the home--WHAT in the world!?!?! Think some wires aren't making a connection up there somewhere. And this is an officer of the law....Scary! <quoted text>
I agree with this not being an accident, come on look at the height difference. To say that he elbowed her in the neck, maybe the head but not in her neck. Things happen when you decide to go with anger, but it is not normal to say it was an accident and then go hide the body. Please.

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