Ex-NFL Player Accused of Killing Child After Forcing Her to Workout
Most of us who are parents want better for our children. We want our children to be more successful, happier and even healthier. But one man took that and made it deadly for one beautiful little 5-year-old La’Rayah Davis. According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office Davis died of multiple blunt force injuries after her mother’s boyfriend made her workout too hard because he thought she was too fat.
Yes, you heard that right. He thought a five-year-old girl was too fat.
Davis’ mother, Amy Taylor, 26, is facing child abuse and neglect charges. Taylor’s boyfriend, former NFL player Cierre Wood, 28, has been charged with murder. It was revealed in court Friday that Taylor will likely also be charged with murder.
An arrest report obtained by News 3 Las Vegas reportedly 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.”
The autopsy report also said that “the age of the rib fractures is unknown” and “liver laceration was the probable cause of her demise.” Police said the girl’s mother once sat 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 five. 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 five years old.”
The child was found unresponsive at her mother’s apartment last Tuesday.
A memorial was held Saturday for Davis at a park in Sonora, California. Dozens gathered to remember La’Rayah, who had just turned five in February. The ceremony was filled with stuffed unicorns and candles in the shape of a heart.
Health experts recommend moderate-intensity exercise on most days of the week. But, you can get too much exercise, especially if you are a child like La’Rayah. If you exercise often and find that you are often tired, or your performance suffers, it may be time to back off for a bit.
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