CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
The 44-year-old man charged with aggravated murder in connection with the death of 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze of Cleveland has an arraignment Saturday morning where a bond of $3 million was set.
Christopher Whitaker, of South Euclid, was charged with aggravated murder in Alianna DeFreeze’s case. This isn’t the first time he’s faced criminal charges. Whitaker was charged with sexual battery and felonious assault of a 45-year-old woman in 2005. He had been listed as a sex offender.
His next court appearance will be February 14.