Judge: Recorded Confession Allowed in Pointer Murder Trial


Hernandez Warren (Courtesy: Department of Public Safety)

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A judge has ruled that recorded statements made by an accused killer will be admissible in court.

Hernandez Warren is accused of killing and raping Gloria Pointer, 14, in 1984. Pointer disappeared on her way to school on Dec. 6, 1984. Last May, a new look at old DNA evidence linked her death to Warren.

According to prosecutors, statements made by Warren admitting to the murder were recorded. Defense attorneys, however, said they should not be admissible in his trial, claiming he was not given proper rights regarding an attorney during the interviews.

But a judge ruled Tuesday to allow the recordings as evidence in court.

Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said in a statement regarding the decision, that the suspect and her family have not had justice for nearly 30 years.

“We’re now one step closer,” he said.

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