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Slain woman's mom says 'nothing' in alleged killer's eyes

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• Bobby Lee Cutts Jr. gets $5 million bond
• Myisha Lynee Ferrell, also charged, gets $500,000 bond
• Davis' mother: I wanted Cutts to see me
• Cutts fathered son with Davis, 26, who also was nine months pregnant
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CANTON, Ohio (CNN) -- Policeman Bobby Lee Cutts Jr.'s bond was set at $5 million Monday after he was charged with killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend Jessie Marie Davis at her home about 11 days ago.

Cutts faces two counts of murder, court documents show.

Davis' mother, Patricia Porter, and other family members were in the courtroom.

"I wanted him [Cutts] to see me," said Porter, her voice quaking with emotion. "I can't really verbalize what was going on in my mind. I wanted to make sure he knew I was there." (Watch Davis' mother talk about facing Cutts in court Video)

Asked what she saw when their eyes met, Porter replied, "Nothing."

Davis' sister, Whitney, told reporters, "I wanted him to see us for him to know what he has done to our family. I am disgusted with him."

A woman arrested in the case, Myisha Lynee Ferrell, 29, faces an obstruction of justice charge for giving false information to police, documents say. A judge set her bond at $500,000 Monday. (Read Ferrell's court documents -- PDF)

On Sunday, a source close to the investigation told CNN that Cutts, who fathered a child with Davis, helped police find her body in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, although authorities declined to confirm that information. (Map)

Reporter Eric Mansfield of CNN affiliate WKYC said Cutts had shared details about the case Saturday with his family and a few off-duty police officers who were supporting him.

According to Mansfield, about two hours after Cutts provided information to police, authorities found Davis' remains after shifting their search from an area near her home to the park, located about 30 miles north in Summit County. (Read Cutts' court documents (PDF))

Police would disclose no details of what led investigators to Ferrell or how they believe she is connected to the case. (Watch how Canton is mourning Davis' death Video)

But a neighbor said FBI agents searched Ferrell's home Saturday and retrieved several bags of items. Mansfield reported the items included empty bleach bottles and duct tape. Ferrell and Cutts attended high school together, according to Mansfield.

Toddler "talks" to slain mom

Cutts, 30, is the father of Davis' 2-year-old son, Blake, and authorities say they believe he also was the father of Davis' unborn child.

Porter said Blake has an old cell phone that he uses as a toy and had been "calling" his mother, pretending to talk to her.

Porter said she has tried to explain to the boy that his mother "is in heaven with Jesus."

Cutts is married and has two children with other women. He has professed his innocence.

On Sunday, the county medical examiner's office announced it had "positively identified the remains found," as Davis,' adding "fetal remains were also recovered."

The cause of Davis' death was pending, the office said.

Officials have been tight-lipped about exactly where the body was found and how it was discovered.

The identification of Davis' body ended a search by thousands of volunteers that was launched after family members and police could not contact Davis.

During the initial search for Davis at her home, her mother found Blake wandering alone in a dirty diaper and the house in disarray. Furniture was broken, a lamp was toppled and bleach had been spilled on the floor, police said.

There were no signs of forced entry, and Davis' car keys and purse were in the home. But her cell phone and a comforter were missing, police said.

FBI agents used a battering ram Saturday to enter and search Ferrell's home in Canton. Authorities confiscated multiple bags of items, said Justin Lindstrom, a neighbor.

Ferrell was not present during the search, said Lindstrom, who added that agents asked him to call them if he heard from or saw his neighbor.

Lindstrom said during the week prior to Saturday, investigators had visited the home multiple times.

He said at one point during their searches, they asked him about a bed comforter they found in the building's laundry room. Lindstrom said he told them it was his.

CNN's Jim Acosta, Julian Cummings and Shannon Troetel contributed to this report.



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