Killer Ex-Cop Begs Jury to Spare His Life

Pleads for life sentence for murdering pregnant girlfriend
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2008 9:17 AM CST
Convicted murderer Bobby Cutts Jr., second from right, stands with his attorneys Myron Watson, left, Carolyn K. Ranke, second from left, and Fernando Mack at the end a sentencing hearing Monday, Feb....   (Associated Press)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – A former Ohio police officer convicted last week of murdering his pregnant girlfriend yesterday begged a jury not to sentence him to death. "I'm asking you to spare my life," said a sobbing Bobby Cutts Jr. The jury begins penalty deliberations this afternoon, reports the Canton Repository.

"Words cannot bring them back, nor can they erase the pain I've caused, but I want to apologize," Cutts said. His mother, father, sister, and a psychologist testified on Cutts' behalf, CNN reports. The jury must choose between a life sentence with or without parole and the death penalty.