Boyfriend indicted for murder of Warrensville Heights woman

Boyfriend indicted for murder of Warrensville Heights woman
Tracy Bender's body was found outside. (Source: WOIO)

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - A Cleveland man has been indicted for the January murder of his girlfriend.

Gregory Baxter is accused of stabbing his girlfriend twice in the chest, and leaving her body in the middle of the street.

Baxter plead not guilty to the charges and is being held on $1.5 million bond.

The crime allegedly happened on January 19. Court documents state that Baxter's girlfriend, Tracey Bender-Bonton was driving him to his aunt's house when the couple started arguing. Documents state Bender-Bonton stopped the car and started yelling at him, he responded by pulling out a kitchen knife and stabbing her in the chest.

A Warrensville Heights Police officer found the victim's body at the intersection of Brooklyn Road and Shermer Drive in the early morning of January 20. Police then got information from a family member that Baxter had admitted to killing Bender-Bonton and said he "had to get out of town."

Baxter was found and arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Documents state he confessed to the killing.

Baxter is scheduled to be arraigned February 12.

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