Former NFL Player Cierre Wood Charged With Murdering His Girlfriend’s 5-Year-Old Daughter
Some terribly sad news to report today. A 5-year-old girl is dead after being abused by former NFL player Cierre Wood.
The ex-NFL running back, who played briefly for the Patriots, Seahawks and Bills, is facing murder and child abuse charges in connection with the death of 5-year-old La’Rayah Davis.
According to the heartbreaking report, the girl died on April 9 after Wood forced her to complete grueling workouts…
Officials say Wood claimed Davis had behavior issues — he also described her as ‘chunky’ — so to punish her, Wood would force her to run wind sprints and do sit-ups and wall squats inside their apartment.
Officials say Wood admitted Davis couldn’t complete a second round of sit-ups on April 9 — and flailed backward, smacking the back of her head against the floor.
She reportedly got up after hitting the floor, swayed back and forth and then collapsed. She was pronounced dead a short time later. The girl’s mother, Amy Taylor, has also been charged with murder. Officials say she abused the girl along with Wood.
Prosecutors say Taylor admits the 5-year-old was complaining of chest pains in the days before her death — after her mother had sat on her chest and stomach to punish her for misbehaving.
During a hearing on Tuesday, the judge working the case told the court that the photos of Davis after her death show severe injuries, “Once you’ve seen them, you can’t ever unsee them.” The report states that the girl had a large liver laceration and several bruises all over her body.
Hopefully both Wood and Taylor get a life sentence. What a horrible story.