Death penalty sought for Cleveland trucker accused in 4 slayings
CLEVELAND – The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against a Cleveland truck driver accused in the slayings of four people.
Timothy McGinty has filed a new indictment including specifications that would allow a jury to recommend the death penalty for 45-year-old Robert Rembert Jr.
Rembert pleaded not guilty Friday to more than 20 charges in the four slayings — three last year and one in 1997.
Prosecutors say DNA evidence ties Rembert to the strangulation deaths of 47-year-old Rena Mae Payne in 1997 and 31-year-old Kimberly Hall last June.
He also is charged with fatally shooting his cousin, 52-year-old Jerry Rembert, and 26-year-old Morgan Nietzel at a Cleveland home he shared with the two.
Rembert is due back in court May 3.