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Neighbor of Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Charged With 1990s Rape and Murder of Two Women
New York Daily News ^ | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013

Posted on 10/19/2013 10:53:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Elias Acevedo Sr., 49, was charged late Thursday for the kidnapping, rape and murder of his 30-year-old neighbor Pamela Pemberton and Christina Adkins, a pregnant 18-year-old who disappeared in 1995. Acevedo confessed to murders, which means authorities will not seek the death penalty.

Increased scrutiny of missing person cases in a Cleveland neighborhood following the arrest of kidnapper Ariel Castro led to charges against a neighbor for the murders of two women in the 1990s, the FBI said on Friday.

Elias Acevedo, Sr., 49, was charged late Thursday with the kidnapping, rape and murder of his 30-year-old neighbor, Pamela Pemberton, found strangled in 1994, and another woman believed to be Christina Adkins, a pregnant 18-year-old who disappeared in 1995. He also is charged with the rape of two young girls.

"Because the public became more aware and investigators were determined and relentless, people were re-interviewed and there was an increased interest in these missing person cases," FBI spokeswoman Vicki Anderson said.

Acevedo, who lived on the same block as Castro, was arrested in June at his Seymour Avenue residence after police questioned Castro's neighbors and discovered that Acevedo was a convicted sex offender who had failed to report his current address.

Acevedo became a suspect in the Adkins and Pemberton murders after the FBI re-examined the disappearance of other missing women from the Seymour Avenue neighborhood in the aftermath of Castro's arrest, according to a statement from the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office. Cleveland's Seymour Avenue garnered international attention after three women - Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus - were found with Berry's 6-year-old daughter in a dilapidated home owned by 53-year-old Castro. The women had been missing for about a decade - Castro had fathered the child.

While incarcerated, Acevedo's DNA was linked to a 1993 rape that occurred near the location where Pemberton's body was found. The FBI then linked Acevedo to the 1995 disappearance of Adkins, last seen in the vicinity of Seymour Avenue.

Acevedo has confessed to the murders, which means authorities will not seek the death penalty, according to Joe Frolik, spokesman for the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office.

Acevedo led authorities to a spot near a highway where he had put Adkins' body in a manhole 18 years ago, according to the FBI and prosecutors.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office is in the process of positively identifying what are believed to be Adkins' remains after her identification card was found nearby. Castro pleaded guilty to 937 charges and was found hanged in his prison cell just a month into a life sentence. His death was ruled a suicide by the Franklin County coroner but an investigation into his death by prison officials has called into question whether he died accidentally while performing a sex act.

The indictment against Acevedo includes 115 kidnapping charges and more than 173 charges of rape involving Adkins, Pemberton and the repeated rapes over a period of months of two girls, starting when they were 8 and 11 years old. He was also charged in the 1993 rape of his brother's common-law wife.

"It is definitely bittersweet, you hate to give this news to the family but you hope it give them some closure," Anderson said.

Acevedo is scheduled to be arraigned in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas court Monday. He has not yet been assigned a lawyer, according to court documents.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Ohio
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1 posted on 10/19/2013 10:53:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Hell of a block.


2 posted on 10/19/2013 10:56:10 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: nickcarraway

What were the chances there would be two of these monsters living on the same block?


3 posted on 10/19/2013 10:57:26 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes

What are the chances these two are not the only ones on the block?

Strange times.


4 posted on 10/19/2013 11:00:12 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: nickcarraway

No death penalty? Isn’t this Ohio with a Republican governor, or has the rot been there so long justice is now a cozy cell, three meals and MTV for life?


5 posted on 10/19/2013 11:00:34 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nickcarraway

Keep watching. A Santeria Cult or Shrine is probably going to be found soon. Santeria is a form of Voo Doo common in some areas of South America and Haiti. There’s just too much undiluted Evil for this to be a coincidence. Somebody was hosting a group.


6 posted on 10/19/2013 11:09:47 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Tired of Taxes
What were the chances there would be two of these monsters living on the same block?

Really, really slim.
There must have been some interesting block parties over the years.

7 posted on 10/19/2013 11:16:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: nickcarraway
Castro pleaded guilty to 937 charges and was found hanged in his prison cell just a month into a life sentence. His death was ruled a suicide by the Franklin County coroner but an investigation into his death by prison officials has called into question whether he died accidentally while performing a sex act.

* * *

Ugh. That's beyond disgusting. I was prepared to give Castro a tiny, tiny bit of credit for realizing the immensity of his crimes and attempting to atone for them by suicide ... but instead he was (may have been) still pursuing his twisted gratification? How driven, how hell-bent on gratification would you have to be to be doing that in a cell? I'm not given to thinking this way most of the time, but I'm starting to wonder about the possibility of possession.

8 posted on 10/19/2013 11:27:14 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: nickcarraway; FReepers

Elias Acevedo Sr., 49, THE SECOND MASS MURDERER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

9 posted on 10/19/2013 11:27:35 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Maybe you do or do not remember David Carradine - he was found hanged by the same method. Sickos!


10 posted on 10/19/2013 11:41:44 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: nickcarraway
Does this guy have PR roots too?

Ladies, if you do not carry at least a .38 Sp revolver then carry a stout fixed blade knife. A hunting knife, not a kitchen knife.

Life is tough, it's harder if you're stupid.

11 posted on 10/19/2013 11:55:53 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: onyx

The known Victims.

12 posted on 10/20/2013 12:03:54 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

God rest their sweet, innocent souls.


13 posted on 10/20/2013 12:05:04 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert; Catsrus

I thought the latest is that isn’t how he did it.


14 posted on 10/20/2013 12:30:44 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
attempting to atone for them by suicide

Hmmm. In Christianity, (and most other religions, if you don't like Christianity) suicide is a sin, and there's no exception if you've committed a terrible crime. How would him have deliberately killing himself atoned?

15 posted on 10/20/2013 12:32:34 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Well to perhaps oversimplify, there are two schools of Christian thought, the permanent salvation school and the tripwire school.

If the permanent salvation school is right, a salvation could not be lost, although a reward could be reduced, by exiting the world via suicide.

But anyhow, he was a monster, whether ultimately saved or not, at least he WAS a monster. We would like to pride ourselves that we would never be monsters. But we can’t. We are all sinners doomed to an eternity as Satan’s slave in hell without salvation. Just how far our downfall might go before salvation began — is not in our hands.


16 posted on 10/20/2013 12:57:27 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: lee martell

How interesting.

Mrs.Robinson, the MIL who lives in the White House along with the Obamas, is a voodoo practitioner.

No wonder the White House is closed to the public.


17 posted on 10/20/2013 1:59:46 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: nickcarraway

It takes a village.


18 posted on 10/20/2013 3:35:34 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: nickcarraway
Now we know why Arial Castro didn't let his girlfriends go outside and play (sick attempt at humor).

When Castro's captives escaped last year, I made the statement "when you encounter two rats that came out of the sewer, there are more rats in the sewer". This is the second serial killer captured since then, and last spring someone killed three women in another Cleveland neighborhood. Lots of rats in those sewers.

19 posted on 10/20/2013 4:08:35 AM PDT by grania
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To: Jet Jaguar; nickcarraway; Tired of Taxes

The first thing I thought of was that maybe they may have loosely worked together.


20 posted on 10/20/2013 6:08:28 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (You can keep your doctor - if you lock him in your basement.)
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To: SatinDoll

Do you have a few sources to share with us proving those allegations? Thanks.


21 posted on 10/20/2013 6:55:53 AM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: coop71

President Obama himself.

He ordered her to cease her activities and get that stuff out of the White House. That was back in 2009.


22 posted on 10/20/2013 7:11:34 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: lee martell

Sure sounds like it.


23 posted on 10/20/2013 7:22:02 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: SatinDoll

That’s not a source. Never mind.


24 posted on 10/20/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: SatinDoll

GrandMa Robinson does Voodoo in the White House. What?!! Where did you hear that? Please stop by again and give us details or reasons you believe this. I would be most intriqued..Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson!


25 posted on 10/20/2013 10:26:24 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Tired of Taxes

Actually pretty darn good.

Cleveland and certain suburbs are actually pretty scary places if you scratch just below the surface...

http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=55149


26 posted on 10/20/2013 10:38:45 AM PDT by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: Hardastarboard; Jet Jaguar; nickcarraway; Lancey Howard
The first thing I thought of was that maybe they may have loosely worked together.

Yeah, it just seems way too coincidental, doesn't it?

27 posted on 10/20/2013 10:44:32 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes

Actually there are 6 registered offenders in that 0.25 mile area and including Castro...there were 3 on that street alone...


28 posted on 10/20/2013 10:47:37 AM PDT by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: EBH

This kind of story does make you wonder about your own neighbors. It can be difficult to detect evil sometimes.


29 posted on 10/20/2013 10:49:47 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes

You might like to do a search here:
http://www.nsopw.gov/?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1


30 posted on 10/20/2013 10:57:16 AM PDT by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: Tired of Taxes

I feel that the whole story of the original crimes - the Cleveland kidnapping - is not known. I was uneasy when I heard that the perp had ‘committed suicide’ in prison. This further revelation makes me wonder, again.


31 posted on 10/20/2013 6:51:59 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: EBH

Thanks for the link. I like to think we live in a relatively nice neighborhood, but there are registered “offenders” living around here.


32 posted on 10/21/2013 4:03:36 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: BlackVeil

Good point - the suicide, combined with another suspect living on the same block, is beginning to sound suspicious.


33 posted on 10/21/2013 4:06:45 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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