An Ohio police officer accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn child appeared in court Monday and was ordered held on $5 million (3.71 million EUR) bond.
Bobby Cutts Jr., 30, is accused of killing Jessie Davis, 26, Davis and the nearly full-term fetus fetus June 14 in her Ohio home.
Davis was missing for about a week before her body was found Saturday in a park. Cutts is the father of her 2-year-old son, and Davis' relatives have said he is the father of the baby girl she was due to deliver July 3 and planned to name Chloe.
Cutts' attorney, Bradley Iams, declined to discuss details of the charges against his client or anything Cutts said to him during the court appearance.
Davis' mother last spoke to her daughter a day before authorities say she was killed. Davis was reported missing after the mother found her grandson home alone, with bedroom furniture toppled and bleach spilled on the floor. The boy, Blake, gave investigators some of their first clues, saying: "Mommy was crying. Mommy broke the table. Mommy's in rug."
Her body was found nine days after authorities believe she was killed. Determining the cause of death will take weeks because of advanced decomposition, the medical examiner's office said Monday. The office will test the paternity of the fetus, and conduct toxicology and DNA tests and a skeletal analysis.
Cutts, on administrative leave with the police department, is married and has a daughter with his wife. He has said he and his wife are separated and that she knew about his relationship with Davis.
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