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Former Notre Dame Running Back Charged With Murder

Cierre Wood is accused of murdering a 5-year-old girl in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- A former NFL player arrested in Las Vegas is now facing a murder charge in a child's death, according to Metro Police.

Cierre Wood, 28, was arrested Wednesday on 1st-degree child abuse and neglect charges. The murder charge was added Thursday.

Amy Taylor was also arrested and faces charges for child abuse and neglect. Her relationship to Wood is not known, at this time.

According to the Clark County Coroner's Office, La-Rayah Davis, 5, died as a result of child abuse. Her relationship to Wood is also not known.

Wood is a Canadian football running back, who is currently a free agent. He played for the Houston Texans, the New England Patriots, and the Buffalo Bills. Wood also played for Notre Dame. 

(PHOTO: WISH-TV)

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