CLEVELAND - The man accused of killing 14-year-old Gloria Pointer in 1984 pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and rape Wednesday.
Hernandez Warren, 59, entered a plea of guilty and judges are expected to rule on a plea deal that would give him 30 years in prison.
He was arrested in April 2013 after a break in the cold case came from tips, re-examined evidence and the medical examiner.
A panel of three judges had to hear his plea before it was accepted.
There is no closure with this plea deal, Gloria Pointer's mother Yvonne Pointer told NewsChannel5 reporter Tracy Carloss; closure would be having her daughter back.
Witnesses said they saw 14-year-old Gloria Pointer being followed by a man while walking to school on the December 1984 day she was found dead at the bottom of a fire escape stairwell by an apartment building.
Warren tells Mrs Pointer he is responsible for death of her daughter. "I am truly sorry for your loss" pic.twitter.com/FW8OqL0Win— Tracy Carloss (@TracyCarloss) May 21, 2014