Cierre Wood (LVMPD)

Cierre Wood (LVMPD)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Former NFL player Cierre Wood was arrested Wednesday night in Las Vegas and is now facing a first-degree murder charge, according to court records.

Wood was initially arrested April 10 on a first-degree child abuse charge, according to police.

Wood played for the Texans, Patriots, Bills and Seahawks after his college career at Notre Dame. He also played in the Canadian Football League.

Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said he was arrested with his girlfriend, 25-year-old Amy Taylor, at Summerlin Hospital on April 10. According to police records, Taylor was charged with first-degree murder on April 12.

Metro Police said that Taylor’s daughter died Tuesday night at the hospital.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office confirmed the death of 5-year-old La'Rayah Davis at Summerlin Hospital that same night around 7:30 pm. The coroner determined she died of multiple blunt-force injuries and ruled the death a homicide.

The pair were expected in court on Thursday morning. 

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