A judge denied bail for former NFL player Cierre Wood and his girlfriend, Amy Taylor, who are both facing murder and child abuse charges in the death of her 5-year-old daughter.
The two appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court Tuesday morning. Judge Melanie Tobiasson said the seriousness of the charges against them didn’t warrant bail.
La’Rayah Davis’ body had numerous injuries, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. The 5-year-old died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries on April 9. The child was pronounced dead at Summerlin Hospital.
After viewing the photos of the child, Judge Tobiasson said once you see them, you can’t unsee them.
Taylor, 26, broke down sobbing. According to her arrest report, she told police Davis was defiant and refused to listen to her. She told officers she did sit on her daughter’s chest and abdomen a week prior to her death.
Wood, 28, who had Taylor move in with him about one month after meeting her, said he used exercise to discipline the girl. He told police he was trying to get her on the right path because she was chunky. He would have Davis run, do wall squats and sit-ups. He said, while doing sit-ups, the girl fell back and hit her head on the carpet. It was after that she seemed to have issues with her balance and started breathing heavily, according to the arrest report. The child was later taken to the hospital.
Wood and Taylor both deny abusing the child.
Both are due back in court on May 21.
The family of La’Rayah Davis’ father has created a GoFundMe page to raise money for expenses to bury the girl.