CANTON, Ohio – Jury selection was completed Wednesday in the trial of a former police officer accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend.
A panel of six men and six women will hear the case of Bobby Cutts Jr., who faces aggravated murder charges in the deaths of Jessie Marie Davis and her fetus. Three men and three women were selected as alternates.
Cutts, 30, who resigned as a Canton patrolman, has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and other charges. He could face the death penalty if convicted.
The disappearance of Davis last June drew national attention as thousands searched for her. Her body, with the nearly full-term fetus, was found more than a week later about 25 miles away from her northeast Ohio home in a remote area of a park.
Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in Stark County Common Pleas Court.