CLEVELAND-It’s been 17 months since 53-year-old Beachwood nurse Aliza Sherman was murdered while walking to her attorney’s office in downtown Cleveland.
No arrests have been made.
But for the first time since her death, Cuyahoga County prosecutors said on Wednesday that Sherman’s murder investigation is “parallel” and intertwined” with a bomb threat case.
The defendant in the bomb threat case is Sherman’s attorney, Gregory Moore.
Moore’s attorney, Ian Friedman, says his understanding is that some of the evidence in both cases are connected.
“So the evidence, the police reports, the witness statements, and so forth, that which we would normally get in all the cases, some of it here they have concerns about turning it over because now as we understand from yesterday a lot of it does have to do with the investigation in the Sherman murder and that is why it is given over to the judge under seal,” Friedman said.
Friedman added his client has denied having any involvement in Sherman’s death.
“Absolutely, unequivocally, did not have anything to do with it,” Friedman said.
Friedman stressed his client has not been charged in the murder case.
Moore is facing three felony charges of inducing panic. He is accused of calling in bomb threats to area courts.
The law officer where Moore use to work was searched back in April but investigators will not say if any evidence was found.
State and local officials said the search dealt with the bomb threat case.
Moore is due back in court next month on that bomb threat case.