On March 24, 2013, 53 year old nurse Aliza Sherman was fatally stabbed outside her attorney’s Cleveland office by an unknown assailant. Though surveillance video showing the attacker has been released by Cleveland authorities, the attacker has yet to be identified.
This past Thursday, Sherman’s attorney, Gregory Moore, was indicted on a laundry list of charges, including tampering with evidence, forgery, telecommunications fraud, and obstructing official business. In the past, Moore has been accused of making bomb threats as well.
Sherman was in the midst of a divorce at the time of her murder. According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, at the time of Sherman’s death, Moore was unprepared for Sherman’s divorce trial, which was set for the following day.
Though Moore claims to have sent text messages to Sherman from his office before and after the murder, prosecutors state that he was not in his office at the time.
“The whole case is so bizarre,” Sherman’s friend, Jan Lash, said, according to Fox 8 news.
“She was so unsure of her attorney at the time; she just had bad vibes.”
“Ms. Sherman’s family and the community should rest assured that this case has never gone cold and that an aggressive investigation into her murder continues,” Cuyahoga prosecutor Tim McGinty stated on Thursday.
“We believe that this indictment and the evidence behind it take us one step closer to bringing her killer to justice. The work of the Cleveland Police and other investigative agencies has been relentless.”
“The day she was murdered, part of me was murdered,” Aliza’s brother, Edward Czinn, said in 2014.
“She was special to all of us, and really no finer soul ever existed on this earth. She was a good person; she was a champion for the under-served.”
Following her death, Sherman’s family members started the group Justice For Aliza, holding marches, putting up billboards, and raising reward money in an effort to keep her memory alive.
“I feel encouraged,” Sherman’s daughter Jennifer said. “Ultimately, I wish it was someone being charged for my mom’s murder, but to me, it sounds like it’s a step in the right direction,” she said. “Hopefully, we’ll continue to move toward our ultimate goal of justice for my mom.”