Former NFL player Cierre Wood and his girlfriend are accused of murdering her five year old daughter
- Cierre Wood and girlfriend Amy Taylor were arrested last Tuesday in connection with the death of Taylor & # 39; s five-year-old girl
- The couple was initially accused of child abuse or neglect in the first degree, which was upgraded to murder on Tuesday
- Taylor & # 39; s daughter died on April 9 from her injuries in a Las Vegas hospital
- The Clark County coroner found she had a shredded liver, broken ribs, and died of multiple injuries. Her death was ruled as murder
- Wood enjoyed an illustrious college football career at Notre Dame, before being enrolled in various practice squadrons in the NFL
Former NFL player Cierre Wood has been charged with murder of the death of his girlfriend's five-year-old daughter.
The decline, 28, and his partner Amy Taylor, 25, were detained by the Las Vegas police last Tuesday (April 9) after La & Ryah Davis died in the hospital.
On Tuesday (April 16), a judge in Las Vegas expressed his horror at the seriousness of the girl's injuries as murder and child abuse charges were filed against the couple.
Justice of the Peace On Tuesday Melanie Andress-Tobiasson denied the deposit to Taylor and former Wood to walk back in anticipation of a hearing on 21 May.
Former NFL player, Cierre Wood appears in court on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Las Vegas
Amy Taylor, on the left, cried in court as she listened to the coroner's injuries reported in the death of her daughter La & Rayah Davis
Prosecutor Michelle Jobe said a grand jury is supposed to hear evidence about the April 5 death of the five-year-old girl.
The Clark County coroner found she had a shredded liver, broken ribs, and died of multiple injuries. Her death was ruled as murder.
Lawyers for both defendants refused comments outside the court.
Wood played for Houston, New England, Buffalo and in the Canadian Football League.
Cierre Wood (left) and Amy Taylor (right) were arrested and charged by the Las Vegas police after the death of Taylor & # 39; s young daughter
From 2010 to 2013, Wood played college football for Notre Dame and soon caught the attention of NFL scouting agents.
He scored 16 touchdowns over the course of three seasons.
However, the athlete's next career in the NFL was limited and he spent most of his time in practice squares.
Wood started as a free agent at Houston Texas in January 2013.
The New England Patriots signed him to their training team in November of that year, but he was released after less than two months.
Wood enjoyed an illustrious college football career at Notre Dame. He is proposed for the lecture in 2012
Wood quickly caught the attention of NFL scouters during his stay at Notre Dame. He is pictured on the field in 2011
Later, in connection with the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills, Wood saw only five purses during regular season promotions.
He was last reported to play in the Canadian Football League, but was released in May 2018.
It is unclear when Wood and Taylor started dating each other, or when he moved to Las Vegas.
A Facebook profile that has since disappeared shows that he is the father of his own young daughter, Braelyn.
A Facebook profile shows photos from 2013, where Wood talks about a young girl who is considered to be his own daughter
Wood is depicted with the young girl, thought to be daughter Braelyn