Man Charged In Girlfriend's Murder Slapped With $1M Cash Bond

Cleveland, OH - The man accused of killing his girlfriend made this first court appearance Wednesday morning.

49-year-old Robert Washington is charged with Vanessa Bell's murder.

The 45-year-old found dead in her home on East 103rd Street last Saturday.

Washington told police they had argued earlier in the evening and he left.

He then returned some time later and found her dead on the kitchen floor.

Washington pleaded not guilty and is being held on $1M cash bond.

He also allegedly confessed to another murder in another city.