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Cierre Wood, former Notre Dame star, charged with murder in 5-year-old’s death

Former Notre Dame and NFL running back Cierre Wood faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter, Las Vegas police said Thursday. Wood, 28, was arrested early Wednesday at Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas after La-Rayah Davis died there Tuesday night. Woods’ girlfriend, 25-year-old Amy Taylor, also was arrested. Both initially were charged with first-degree child abuse and neglect, but an online inmate database showed that the murder charge had been added against Wood. Jail records showed that Wood was being held without bail. He was scheduled to make his next court appearance Monday morning. It was not immediately clear whether Taylor had been released on $5,000 bond. A native of Bloom ...