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Ariel Castro's Neighbor Faces Murder Charges
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKRC) -- A Cleveland man who lived down the street from Ariel Castro is accused in the disappearances and murders of two women.
A convicted sex offender who was a neighbor of Castro's is facing four counts of aggravated murder. Elias Acevedo appeared in court this morning to face charges of murder, rape and kidnapping. He pled not guilty to 239 counts.
Acevedo lived near Ariel Castro the man convicted of kidnapping and raping three Cleveland women. Acevedo is accused of killing Pamela Pemberton back in October of 1994.
Detectives re-examined the case after Castro was arrested. They also believe Acevedo is responsible for the disappearance and murder of three other women. But charges have not yet been filed in those cases.
A judge set bail for Acevedo at five million dollars. Castro was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He was found hanged in his prison cell last month.
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