Patty Porter, mother of Jessie Marie Davis, stood and faced her daughter's accused killer as he was arraigned in court Monday afternoon.
She said she "almost started cheering" when Bobby Cutts Jr.' bond was set at $5 million.
"I believe my whole life has prepared me for this moment," Porter said during a press conference following the arraignment. "And by not sitting down when I saw Bobby Cutts, I wanted to make sure he knew I was there."
"We wanted him to see us, to know what he has done with our family. I'm just disgusted with him," said Whitney Davis, Jessie's younger sister.
Porter said she saw "absolutely nothing" when she looked Cutts in the eye in the courtroom.
Cutts Jr., 30, a Canton police officer since 2000, was arraigned on two charges of murder Monday in Canton Municipal Court in the death of Davis, 26, and her unborn daughter, Chloe.
Davis was found by investigators at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in a shallow grave in Hampton Hills Metro Park in Cuyahoga Falls, about a mile south of Blossom Music Center.
Though Porter and Whitney Davis would not answer questions related to the case, they spoke openly about their feelings for Cutts and the "unbearable loss" the family is dealing with.
She said Davis' family spent the day Sunday alone and crying. Blake, Davis' 2-year-old son, has been asking for his mother and "calling" her on an old cell phone.
"Blake is doing as well as can be expected for a 2-year-old whose mom is not at home," Porter said.
Porter asked people to remember Cutts' family " especially his children " in their prayers.
"A lot of little children are being absolutely devastated by this and we can't forget them as well," she said.
Porter said the community's support has helped her family during this difficult time.
"There seems to be somebody there, always," Porter said. "It seems that God has always provided somebody there that just seems to provide everything that we need."
Source: The Review in Alliance.
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