More disturbing details came out earlier this week as former Notre Dame football player Cierre Wood faces a murder charge after the death of a 5-year old girl.
The former NFL running back was arrested last week, along with the mother of the child, Amy Taylor.
On Monday, News 3 in Las Vegas uncovered more information that led up to the death of La’Rayah Davis:
“An arrest report obtained by News 3 revealed Wood forced the girl to exercise at home as punishment because he thought the girl was overweight.
Police said Wood would “make her run sprints in the apartment, do sit-ups and wall squats.”
Wood told police that he was “trying to get her on the right path due to her being chunky.”
An autopsy revealed the extent of the child’s injuries. The Clark County Coroner’s report said the girl had “multiple rib fractures.”
The report also said that “the age of the rib fractures is unknown” and “liver laceration was the probable cause of her demise.”
It only got worse as the report goes on to state that the mother would sit on her chest and stomach as a form of punishment.
The autopsy revealed the girl’s “skull had multiple contusions.”
“The child’s father, Danaun Davis, lives in Central California.
“She had so many people that she touched, and she’s only 5. Her not to be alive and how much life she had. That’s the tragic thing about it,” said Danaun Davis.
“She can’t be there no more. I can’t call her no more,” he continued. “Never thought I’d bury my child at 5 years old.”