LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge expressed shock at the severity of injuries found on a 5-year-old girl whose death led to murder and child abuse charges against her mother and mother’s former NFL player boyfriend.
Justice of the Peace Melanie Andress-Tobiasson denied bail Tuesday to Amy Taylor and former running back Cierre Wood pending a May 21 preliminary hearing.
Prosecutor Michelle Jobe said a grand jury is expected to hear evidence about the April 9 death of La’Ryah Davis.
The Clark County coroner determined she had a lacerated liver, broken ribs and died of multiple injuries. Her death was ruled a homicide.
Attorneys for both defendants declined comment outside court.
Wood played for Houston, New England, Buffalo, and in the Canadian Football League.
Information from: KLAS-TV, http://www.klas-tv.com