Mother forgives daughter’s killer, fights for his release
CANTON | The mother of a pregnant woman slain by her boyfriend, a former Ohio police officer, has forgiven the man and persuaded prison officials to allow the couple’s surviving child to visit him behind bars.
Patty Porter, 70, also is working for the early release of Bobby Cutts Jr., The Canton Repository reported.
“I think he’s been broken, and I think he has allowed God to heal him,” Ms. Porter told the newspaper.
Cutts was sentenced to life in prison in 2008 for the murder of Jessie Davis, 26, and their unborn daughter. He left behind their son, Blake, now 12 and in Ms. Porter’s care.
The former Canton City police officer testified that he elbowed Davis in the throat during an argument in their home in Stark County’s Plain Township.
Ms. Porter grappled with her daughter’s death after Cutts’ trial. She thought about Cutts serving his prison sentence as she took care of his son. Porter said a spiritual moment convinced her to forgive him. She said she
believes forgiveness will help both her and her grandson heal.