Former NFL running back Cierre Wood and his girlfriend were indicted on murder and 20 felony child abuse charges in the death of a 5-year-old girl, the Associated Press reports.
Amy Taylor's daughter , La'Rayah Davis, was found lifeless in Wood's apartment in Las Vegas on April 9. Wood and Taylor are accused of killing Davis.
Taylor and her daughter moved in with Wood and his young daughter more than two weeks before Davis died Davis had 20 newly broken ribs, internal bleeding, a liver liver and bruises to the heart, diaphragm and connective tissue, according to autopsy findings, via the AP. Taylor customs police sat on the girl while disciplining here about a week before her death, per court documents.
Wood customs police used exercise as discipline, and Davis feel backward while doing sit-ups and hit her head on the carpeted
Wood plans to plead no guilty at his arrest July 2, his attorney, Thomas Ericsson, said via the AP.
Wood appeared in five career regular-season games with the Texans and Bills from 2013-15. He also spent time with the Patriots, Ravens and Seahawks during his NFL career before playing two seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Wood had five career carries for 12 yards.