A 28-year-old former pro football player is headed to trial in state court on murder and 19 felony child abuse and neglect charges in the death of his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter.
Former Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood is headed to trail after his girlfriend’s 5 year old daughter was found dead.
The girl’s 25-year-old mother, Amy Taylor, faces a separate preliminary hearing Aug. 5, for the death of her daughter La’Rayah Davis.
The judge said the child must have suffered, citing numerous external bruises and autopsy findings of 20 broken ribs, internal bleeding and multiple liver, heart and diaphragm injuries.
Wood played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and Houston Texans.