2 Ohio men charged in cold-case slayings

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say two Cleveland men are facing murder charges for two cold-case slayings — one dating back to 1989.

The Plain Dealer newspaper reports that 49-year-old Eric Register (http://bit.ly/TLyPUB ) was charged in the July 1989 slaying of a man in his apartment in Maple Heights. Police say they eventually linked him to the case via fingerprints.

The other cold case police believe they have solved is the September 2006 slaying of Mary Hudson. She was found dead on the bedroom floor of her East Cleveland apartment strangled and hog-tied with a stocking and telephone cord.

Police say 63-year-old Jerome Wade has been charged with aggravated murder in that case. They say evidence found under Hudson's fingernails and on the stockings used to tie her helped link Wade to her murder.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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