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Cleveland man pleads to 445 years in prison without parole for '90s murders
Elias Acevedo pleaded to almost 300 charges
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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A Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to almost 300 charges, all stemming from rapes and murders in the mid-90s.  Among Elias Acevedo's crimes are the murders of Pamela Pemberton and Christina Adkins.

He's accepted a plea deal that sentences him to 445 years to life in prison without parole.

Acevedo’s neighbor was Pamela Pemberton, who was killed in 1994.  Eighteen-year-old Christina Adkins was pregnant when she disappeared in 1995.

Authorities have been re-examining disappearances of women in Cleveland following the escape of Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry, who were held captive for a decade in a Cleveland home.

Acevedo also was charged with rape and sexual assault charges involving attacks on minors, some dating back more than 25 years.

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