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9:30 AM: Sentencing for man who killed 94-year-old woman during home invasion in Slavic Village

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Posted at 8:58 AM, Jun 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-17 09:24:46-04

CLEVELAND — A man who broke into a home in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood and killed a 94-year-old woman will be sentenced Thursday.

Cornelius Pames Jr., 27, was charged with aggravated murder, murder, attempted murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, kidnapping and felonious assault.

The sentencing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Watch it live in the video player below:

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On Sept. 17, 2018, Eusebia Garcia, 94, and her 74-year-old daughter were asleep in their beds when authorities say Pames broke into the home by pushing in a window air conditioner and crawling inside, authorities said.

Once inside, authorities say Pames assaulted both women, stole various items and then ran off.

Both women were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment. Eusubia Garcia died from her injuries, authorities said.

Pames was linked to the crime scene by DNA evidence, authorities said.

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