Mother of slain pregnant woman offers forgiveness

CLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of a slain pregnant woman said she doesn’t want to carry around hate for the police officer accused of killing her daughter.

Patricia Porter, the mother of 26-year-old Jessie Davis, said she promised God before any arrest was made that she would forgive the person responsible.

Authorities say Davis was killed in her home near North Canton on June 14, the day before she was reported missing. Her body, still carrying a nearly full-term fetus, was found more than a week later about 25 miles away in a remote area of a park.

Canton police officer Bobby Cutts Jr. has been charged with two counts of murder.

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