Cuyahoga County

Jeffrey Rembert, Jr. Sentenced to Life in Prison for the Murder of 65-Year-Old Jacqueline Gavorski

2/28/2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2013

CLEVELAND- County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced that Jeffrey Rembert, Jr. was sentenced by Judge Richard McMonagle to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 41 years for causing the death of Jacqueline Gavorski.

On July 14, 2012, Rembert, 17, of Euclid, struck the 65-year-old female victim over the head multiple times with a piece of concrete causing her death. Gavorski was returning to her residence in South Euclid when she was approached by Rembert in her driveway. The victim was unloading her car after having been out shopping at various stores. At approximately 6:00 am on July 14, 2012, a witness was driving past the victim’s residence when he noticed both doors of a vehicle had been opened. After further observation he noticed the victim’s body lying between two cars which were parked in the driveway. EMS was immediately called. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and it was later discovered that her purse had been stolen.

Rembert was charged in Juvenile Court and subsequently bound over to adult court in October 2012. On January 30, 2013, Rembert plead guilty to one count of Aggravated Murder and one count of Aggravated Robbery.

Assistant County Prosecutor Daniel Cleary prosecuted this case.

Contact:  Maria (Pinzone) Russo, Public Information Officer, (216) 698-2819, cell (216) 299-9326 or mrusso@prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us http://prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us.

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