But the jury found him guilty of a lesser murder count in the death of Davis.
Davis was nine months pregnant when she disappeared. Jurors found that baby Chloe was killed during the commission of another crime, making Cutts eligible for the death penalty.
BOULTINGHOUSE: Well, I know the physical abuse has been from 1998 until 2003. It seemed to give his sense of entitlement, it would grow. Are you picking up similar kinds of stories about a certain pattern of behavior about this man, who some of the people you're seeing day to day have dealt with and know?
The police officer boyfriend of a 9-months-pregnant Ohio mom whom authorities say he murdered was ordered held on $5 million bond Monday. Cutts' attorney, Bradley Iams, said he wasn't surprised by the high bond.
Bobby Cutts Jr., 30, faces two counts of murder for allegedly killing 26-year-old Jessie Davis and her nearly full-term fetus. EDT arraignment hearing at Canton Municipal Court in orange prison garb and glasses and stood behind bulletproof glass. He declined to comment on other details of the case.
As the verdicts were read, Cutts remained stoic, a stark contrast to his tearful testimony on Monday.
His and Davis' families left the courthouse without comment. They had been sequestered, spending nights at a nearby hotel, cut off from exposure to the media and other potential influences.
But from what I dealt with, with him, I wasn't surprised that he would be the suspect. HANNITY: How many times, Nikki, specifically, did you go to the court system, did you go to the legal system to try and get their assistance to help you stop this abuse?
COLMES: Could you shed some light on his behavior with you?
Canton police sue The Repository, local NAACP and its president for a news story about the NAACP investigating police brutality.
The lawsuit is later dismissed.1991: The one remaining officer on downtown foot patrol is taken off the beat because of a staff shortage and city hiring freeze, though business owners said the patrols were beneficial.
," June 25, 2007, that has been edited for clarity. We continue now with our own Laura Ingle, who was in the courtroom today. Some people that stood up for him are now saying, "I'm not really sure what to think anymore with this new evidence and the discovery and the arrest." One of our producers went over and knocked on the door of his current wife. But she said through the door that she is not doing well. That was his guise, always acting like he was joking when he would do things to hurt me. And in 2007, we got the emergency protection orders. You felt he was capable of this type of brutal murder?
ALAN COLMES, CO-HOST: (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Case number 2007-CRA-802: the State of Ohio v. And joining us now with an inside look at the man accused of this gruesome double murder, the ex-girlfriend of Bobby Cutts, Nikki Giavasis, and her attorney, Crystal Boultinghouse. NIKKI GIAVASIS, EX-GIRLFRIEND OF BOBBY CUTTS: Thank you. She sounded like she was a bit shaky and said that she doesn't know what to think anymore, either. SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST: Nikki, let me go back — I want to look through this in a little more detail. And how is it possible that you weren't able to stop this, or get some assistance, legal assistance, you know, assistance from the courts or, you know, the police? And came unannounced, picked me up against my will, and put me in a neck brace. GIAVASIS: Yes, and that's why I felt I had to speak up, because of what he'd done to me.
What was your reaction when you first heard about what happened to Jessie Davis? HANNITY: Now, you mentioned that he hurt you physically, pretty severely at one point. GIAVASIS: Well, he put me in a neck brace, and I fled to California. GIAVASIS: Well, he always put me down for all of my aspirations, you know, anything I wanted to do personally, telling me that I wasn't the most attractive person he'd ever dated, basically trying to break down my self- esteem. You've got to wonder, have the court system — is this one of these instances where, you know, we had opportunities to catch somebody early on, the signs of abuse, you know, escalating, we miss it again, is that what we're going to find at the end of this? And so he did fool a lot of people, a lot of people that were involved in her custody case were siding with him. GIAVASIS: It's horrible, and horrible that that was his child.