New death penalty count in 1984 Cleveland slaying

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man accused in the 1984 killing of a 14-year-old girl faces the possibility of the death penalty in a new indictment returned against him.

A Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County grand jury returned the new aggravated murder, rape and kidnapping indictment against 58-year-old Hernandez Warren on Wednesday.

Investigators say DNA evidence linked Warren to the killing of Gloria Pointer. She went missing while walking to school in Cleveland.

Authorities say Warren lived in the same neighborhood as Pointer.

Prosecutor Timothy McGinty says the death-penalty specification was added after a review committee examined a crime that he says has haunted the community for decades.

There was no immediate comment from the attorney who handled his case under the original indictment when Warren pleaded not guilty.

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