Elias Acevedo Agrees to Plea Deal in Murder, Rape Cases

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Elias Acevedo pleaded out three cases of murder and rape today. He was in court facing charges of kidnapping, rape and murder of Pamela Pemberton and Christina Adkins (in 1994 and 1995, respectively). He also faced dozens of unrelated charges of kidnapping and rape.

The plea agreement totals 445 years in prison. That prison time stems from an offer extended to Acevedo from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office: Provide information now with the promise of no death penalty.

Acevedo will never have a chance at parole.

Scene featured Adkins' story earlier this year, just as the investigation into her disappearance was heating up. Her remains were found in mid-October of this year in a sewer manhole near I-90.

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Eric Sandy is an award-winning Cleveland-based journalist. For a while, he was the managing editor of Scene. He now contributes jam band features every now and then.
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