Robert Rembert Jr. 
Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office 

A Cleveland truck driver is charged with murder in four slayings and is being labeled a serial killer by a Cuyahoga County prosecutor, Reuters reports. 

A grand jury in Cleveland indicted Robert Rembert Jr., 45, on 10 counts of aggravated murder in three 2015 slayings and one 1997 slaying, the newswire reports. In addition, Rembert faces charges of kidnapping, rape and gross abuse of a corpse, according to the wire. 

"Robert Rembert is a serial killer. So far, we know he’s purposefully executed five people," Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said in a statement. "An investigation of his activities as an over-the-road truck driver is currently underway."

Rembert had previously served a six-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter in a 1997 death. 

The Medina County Sheriff's Department took the alleged serial killer into custody Sept. 21 in the June slaying of 31-year-old Kimberley Hall. Rembert has remained in custody on a $1 million bond. 

On Tuesday prosecutors added charges in the 1997 rape and killing of 47-year-old Rena Mae Payne, as well as the shooting deaths of his cousin 57-year-old Jerry Rembert and 26-year-old Morgan Nietzel in September. 


According to Reuters, the charges of aggravated murder mean that, if convicted, Rembert could face the death penalty. 

Read more at Reuters.