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Ruling Expected: Suspected child killer wants confession thrown out

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A ruling is expected next week on whether the confession of a suspected child killer can be used at trial.

Hernandez Warren is facing death for the cold case rape and murder of Cleveland girl Gloria Pointer. He wants his confession thrown out.

Warren's lawyers are arguing that he should have had an attorney present while he was questioned over two days last spring. Cuyahoga County Prosecutors say Warren was told his rights repeatedly.

Pointer, 14, was raped and murdered on the east side on her way to school in December of 1984. She was found dead in the stairwell of an apartment building.

Warren was finally tied to the case by DNA collected. He was already a convicted rapist.

Records show Warren was questioned over two days last spring and that he said, "I raped her and killed her. I beat her with that pipe."

Also, that he didn't want the victim to leave the crime scene. Warren's lawyers are now saying the confession was forced.

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