Who is Taylor Giavasis’ dad? The convicted murderer who is estranged from her

Taylor Giavasis

On social media, Taylor Giavasis’ current family life with her fiancé Nash Grier seems nothing short of idealistic. The couple just welcomed their second child and are on the cusp of tying the knot. They have been together for more than 6 years.

However, Giavasis’ childhood was far from perfect. Her parents, Nikki Giavasis and Bobby Lee Cutts Jr, separated soon after she was born. When she was 9 years old, her father was convicted of murdering his girlfriend and their unborn child. Since then, Giavasis is estranged from Cutts and has gone on record saying that she has no father.

Taylor Giavasis’ dad, Bobby Cutts, is serving a life imprisonment sentence and maintains that he did not mean to kill his girlfriend

On June 14, 2007, Bobby Cutts murdered a 26-year-old near-term pregnant Jessie Marie Davis in her Lake Township home in Stark County, Ohio. The pair were in a long-term relationship and had a 2-year-old son together.

Davis was initially presumed to be missing before her body was found nine days later in the woods. Cutts, who was an officer of the Canton Police Department at the time, was not suspected of the murder during the earlier investigation.

He was later arrested by the local sheriff and the FBI in connection with the crime and charged with two counts of murder; one for the first-degree murder of Jessie Davis and another for the aggravated murder of their unborn child.

After a ten-day trial in February 2008, Cutts was found guilty of all the charges, which also included child endangerment, aggravated burglary, and gross abuse of a corpse. He could have faced the death penalty. However, the jury declined the death sentence and he was given life imprisonment without parole for 57 years.

On the witness stand, Cutts confessed that he had gone to Davis’ home on the morning of her death to pick up their son Blake and did not mean to kill her. They had a disagreement which led to a physical altercation and his elbow ‘accidentally’ struck her neck, pushing her to the ground.

“She hit the ground, harder than I expected. When I heard her fall, I turned around. I tried to do CPR. I checked for a pulse in her neck, but she wasn’t responding she was dead. I can’t believe any of this is happening. I never tried to hurt anyone,” he said.

He further claimed that there was no telephone in the house for him to call 911 and proceeded to panic and remove the body from the scene with his friend Myisha Ferrell.

Cutts was accused of abusing and neglecting Taylor Giavasis when she was a child

During the custody battle between Nikki Giavasis (Taylor’s mother) and Bobby Cutts, he was accused of child abuse and neglect. According to a report filed with the Stark County Family Court in January 2007, Cutts was suspected of verbally and physically abusing his daughter.

He allegedly “hit, bit, and threw objects” at her and made inappropriate remarks in front of her. Since he had primary custody of Giavasis, she stayed with him for an extended period.

Taylor Giavasis was 9 years old when she testified to the medical examiner that she had been subjected to “multiple, disturbing events of verbal, emotional, and physical abuse” while living with her father.

“He hits me and it hurts, especially when he throws a TV remote or water bottle at [me]. He just laughs and says he’s just playing,” said Giavasis.

Apart from Giavasis and Blake, Cutts also has a third child with another woman whom he was married to during the events of the murder. However, the pair had been separated before that and officially divorced after his arrest in June 2007.

Bobby Cutts, who was 29 years old when the murders took place, is serving the remainder of his life sentence at the honor blocks in Marion Correctional Institution, Ohio. He is a model prisoner and participates in prison choir, dog training programs, and recreational sports.

“Prison, in some ways, has changed me for the better. I think 10, or 11 years ago, I was more selfish than I am now. And I actually think I appreciate things a little bit more than I did before… [But] my kids are what I miss the most,” he said.