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Cutts' uncle hopes little Blake will know his family

 
Edd Pritchard and Veronica Van Dress
updated: 6/28/2007 4:33 PM

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.