FINALLY: Justice for murder victim Gloria Pointer - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

FINALLY: Justice for murder victim Gloria Pointer

Gloria Pointer (Source: Family) Gloria Pointer (Source: Family)
Hernandez Warren Hernandez Warren

After 30 years, Hernandez Warren was sentenced Friday morning for the 1984 rape and murder of Gloria Pointer.

Warren was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.

The 14-year-old girl was killed while walking to school on Cleveland's east side. She was found dead in the stairwell of an apartment building.

Warren was a convicted felon, when DNA tied him to the case in the spring of 2013.

He pled guilty this past Wednesday and signed a plea deal to avoid the death penalty.

Pointer's mom, Yvonne, spoke at the sentencing.

"We suffered for 30 years without her and now he will have 30 years away from his family," said Pointer.

"The outcome of this case is also testimony to the remarkable determination of the Cleveland Police Department, the FBI, the Sheriff's Department and our other law enforcement partners. They never gave up hope. For almost 30 years they pursued this case and followed every lead until they captured Mr. Warren," said Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty.

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