Trial Set for Suspect in Gloria Pointer Murder

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Hernandez Warren (Courtesy: Department of Public Safety)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The trial for a man accused of killing and raping a 14-year-old girl in 1984 has been set to begin Sept. 3.

Hernandez Warren appeared in court today for a pretrial hearing, where the date was set.

Gloria Pointer was only 14 years old when she was found beaten and raped, dumped at the bottom of a stairwell. She disappeared on her way to school on Dec. 6, 1984.

For nearly three decades, her murder remained a mystery.

Last May, a new look at old DNA evidence linked her death to Warren.

Warren is a convicted sex offender who spend 15 years in prison for rape and assault in 1985.

Warren will appear in court for his last pre-trial on April 2.

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