CLEVELAND - The man accused in 1984 death of a 14-year-old girl appeared in court Thursday morning.
Hernandez Warren, 58, was charged with aggravated murder in the death of Pointer. A judge has set his bond at $5 million.
On Dec. 6, 1984, Pointer called a classmate to walk with her to school. But at 7:30 a.m., the friend said Pointer never came and notified the principal when she got to school.
Witnesses said they saw the victim walking on Orville Avenue toward her school with a man following behind her. Then, the two disappeared near 10515 Orville Ave. Pointer's body was found around that morning at the bottom of a fire escape stairwell by an apartment building custodian.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty said authorities got a break in the case in April through cold case tips, re-examined evidence and the medical examiner pointing them to Warren.
A look back at Warren's past in Cuyahoga County shows he's no stranger to the court system. Records note he served time in prison from 1985-2000 for rape, kidnapping and assault.
Warren was taken into police custody on Tuesday after a positive DNA match linked him to the crime.