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Give This Man A Jury Of His Peers

September 29, 2007

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In Ohio, a man accused of murder is concerned about getting an impartial jury. I say let the man have a jury of his peers - police officers.

Attorneys Thinking About Jury Impartiality In High-Profile Case

CANTON- Lawyers considered Friday whether an impartial jury can be found in the northeast Ohio county where a police officer is accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend.

Cutts could receive the death penalty if convicted of aggravated murder in the deaths of Jessie Davis and her unborn daughter. The body of Davis, 26, was found June 23 in a wooded area about 15 miles north of her home near North Canton.

Myron Watson, one of Cutts' attorneys, said after the hearing that he expects race will be a factor during jury selection. Cutts is black and Davis was white.

"In this case, ignoring the racial dynamic to it, I think, would be irresponsible," Watson said. "It is our hope to have a fair trial, but we have to do our homework and see if that can be accomplished here or in a different venue."

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