Cierre Wood

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Ex-NFL Player, Girlfriend Indicted in Vegas Girl's Death

Lawyer: Wood to Plead Not Guilty

June 25, 2019 - 1:58 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pro football player and his girlfriend have been indicted on murder and felony child abuse charges in the death of the woman's 5-year-old daughter in Las Vegas.

A bail hearing for 28-year-old former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre Wood was called off Tuesday after his case was moved to state court for trial on charges that could get him life in prison if he's convicted.

Wood and the child's 25-year-old mother, Amy Taylor, are due for arraignment July 2.

Wood's lawyer, Thomas Ericsson, says his client will plead not guilty.

Taylor's public defenders didn't immediately respond to messages.

Wood and Taylor have been jailed since April.

Taylor's daughter, La'Rayah Davis, died April 9 after becoming unconscious in Wood's apartment.

Wood had brief stints with three U.S. football teams and the Montreal Alouettes in Canada.