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Cleveland murder suspect pleads not guilty

Accused rapist and murderer Elias Acevedo, 49, was arraigned on October 21, and has entered a not guilty plea before Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Russo.

Acevedo was charged with a 293-count indictment Thursday, October 17 for the kidnapping, rape, and murder of Christina Adkins and Pamela Pemberton almost 19 years ago on Cleveland’s near west side. He allegedly raped 3 other unidentified victims.

Russo set Acevedo’s bond at $5 million.

Adkins, who was five months pregnant at the time, disappeared in 1995; her remains were identified on October 18. Pemberton, 30, a neighbor of the accused, was murdered in 1994.

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Graduate student arrested for the alleged murder of ex-girlfriend

Graduate student Yongfei Ci was arraigned on September 30 after being arrested for the alleged murder of his ex-girlfriend, Mengchen Huang.

Ms. Huang was reported murdered on September 27 by a female friend who was present in Huang’s Champaign-Urbana apartment where the attack took place. Police were able to track Ci’s cellphone and arrest him at a nearby hotel, where he submitted without a fight.

It may take up to a year for his trial to begin, according to a report released on October 3. He will face a preliminary hearing on October 22.

The investigation is ongoing.

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