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Randolph County Herald Tribune - Chester, IL
  • Cutts' uncle hopes little Blake will know his family

  • Cop accused of murdering Blake Davis' mom, who was nine months pregnant.

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  • The great uncle of Blake Davis hopes the 2-year-old boy doesn’t grow
    up knowing only half of his family.
    Some day the child will want to know the Cutts side of his family, said
    Ernest Woodford, an uncle by marriage to Bobby L. Cutts Jr., who is Blake’s
    father.
    “We’ll be here. And we’ll love him just as we do now,” Woodford said on
    Wednesday.
    Blake is the son of Cutts and Jessie Marie Davis, who was found dead last
    weekend. Cutts faces two counts of murder for the deaths of Davis and her
    unborn daughter, Chloe.
    Patty Porter, Blake’s grandmother, has been caring for the boy since June
    15. That morning, Porter found her grandson alone in her daughter’s duplex
    wearing only a dirty diaper. Davis was gone.
    Woodford said he doesn’t understand what happened to land his nephew in jail
    facing murder charges. He was outside Canton Municipal Court on Monday and
    interviewed with several media outlets.
    “It’s out of character,” he said on Monday of his nephew. “He’s a good kid.”
    Woodford said he understands that Porter, her children and other family
    members are suffering. “We understand they’re grieving, they lost a loved
    one. But we’re hurting too.”
    Anyone associated with the Cutts name is being treated unfairly and
    persecuted just because they’re related, Woodford said. The entire Cutts
    clan is being dragged into this when “we’ve done nothing.”
    Woodford said his wife has been having an especially difficult time. “It
    hasn’t been easy in our house,” he said.

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