Officer convicted of killing pregnant girlfriend

February 15, 2008 8:19:33 AM PST
A former Ohio police officer has been convicted of murdering his girlfriend and her unborn child. Bobby Cutts Jr. could face the death penalty.

Cutts cried on the stand during the trial as he told jurors he accidentally killed Jessie Davis by putting an elbow to her throat. He said he panicked and dumped her body in a park.

Prosecutors say Cutts strangled Davis over mounting child support.

The couple's young son was found home alone and gave investigators their first clues in the case. He told investigators "Mommy's in the rug," and "Daddy's mad."