Cold case goes to trial 22 years after first victim killed

A cold case is headed to trial 22 years after an alleged serial killer from Mount Vernon killed his first victim.

In April 2010, Yonkers police arrested Francisco Acevedo, 43, for raping and killing three women and leaving them nude.

Kimberly Moore, of Greenburgh, was raped and killed at the Trade Winds Motel on Yonkers Avenue in 1996. Acevedo is also charged with the murder of Twanda Hodges, who was killed on Federal Street in Yonkers in 1991, and Maria Ramos, who was killed in 1989 on Fernbrook Street, also in Yonkers. Police say both Hodges and Ramos were prostitutes.

Yonkers police officers and the Westchester County Department of Laboratories and Research worked the cold cases for years.

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