Pretrial set for Cleveland double-murder suspect

CLEVELAND (AP) — A convicted sex offender charged with two murders and 173 counts of rape in Cleveland is in court for a pretrial hearing.

The judge in the case against 49-year-old Elias Acevedo could set a trial date at Monday's pretrial hearing.

Acevedo has pleaded not guilty. The murder charges involve the deaths of a neighbor in 1994 and another woman in 1995.

The judge has ordered a psychiatric review to determine if Acevedo is competent to stand trial.

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