CLEVELAND -- Jeffrey Rembert,17, pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering a South Euclid woman outside her home back in July.
Rembert stood before Judge Richard McMonagle Wednesday morning.
Back on July 14, police say Rembert robbed and killed Jacqueline Gavorski, 65, in her own driveway as she unloaded groceries from her car.
Six months later, the Gavorski family is still devastated. "This young man has taken away our roots, our foundation, our home. My parents built that home," cried Michael Gavorski, son.
After the hearing, family and friends gathered outside of the courtroom.
The victim's family says Jacqueline, also known as Jackie, did not believe in the death penalty.
"He deserves no less than life in prison," added Gavorski.
In the meantime, the family is working hard to seek the maximum sentence.
"We've started a petition asking Judge McMonagle for the maximum. This allows friends, the community, anyone to express their feelings as well," said Gavorski.
So far, the petition has around 800 signatures.
Rembert will be sentenced February 28.