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Madison charged in East Cleveland, kidnapping, murder of three women

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 22 (UPI) -- Michael Madison, accused of killing three women in East Cleveland, Ohio, was formally charged with murder and kidnapping counts in court Monday morning.

DNA retest leads to cold case arrest

CLEVELAND, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Ohio prison officials investigating why a serial killer's DNA was not put into a state database said at least 300 others hadn't been recorded.

Sowell not standing trial for rape charges

CLEVELAND, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A Cleveland, Ohio, judge dismissed remaining rape charges against convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell because he already faces the death penalty.
Serial killer's house faces wrecking ball

Serial killer's house faces wrecking ball

CLEVELAND, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The former home of Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell will be condemned if repairs aren't made in the next month, city officials said.

Judge denies new trial for serial killer

CLEVELAND, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- An Ohio judge has rejected a request for a new trial for convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell, whose lawyers claim a juror was biased against him.

Serial killer Sowell sentenced to death

CLEVELAND, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A judge in Ohio's Cuyahoga County imposed the death sentence Friday on serial killer Anthony Sowell on the recommendation of a jury.

Death sentence for Ohio serial killer Anthony Sowell

CLEVELAND, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A jury in Ohio has recommended the death penalty for convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell after two days of deliberations.

Convicted killer enters penalty phase

CLEVELAND, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell said in an apology read Monday in the penalty phase of his Cleveland trial that his crimes were "not typical" of him.

Sowell said 'meaner' after service stint

CLEVELAND, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The half sister of Anthony Sowell testified the convicted Cleveland serial killer became meaner after he returned from a stint in the military.

Serial killer's nieces testify at sentencing

CLEVELAND, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Nieces of the Cleveland man convicted last month of murdering 11 women told a sentencing jury Tuesday how they were abused by him and other relatives.
Sentencing phase begins for serial killer

Sentencing phase begins for serial killer

CLEVELAND, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A jury in Cleveland decides this week if convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell gets the death penalty.

Serial killer convicted in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, July 22 (UPI) -- Cleveland's serial killer, Anthony Sowell, was convicted Friday of multiple counts of aggravated murder, and may face the death penalty.

No verdict in Ohio serial killing trial

CLEVELAND, July 21 (UPI) -- The jury in the trial of a Cleveland man accused of killing 11 women spent its first full day in deliberations Thursday without reaching a verdict.

Jury deliberates in serial killing trial

CLEVELAND, July 20 (UPI) -- A jury in Cleveland Wednesday began deliberating the fate of Anthony Sowell, accused of killing 11 women whose bodies were found at his home.

Defense rests in serial killing trial

CLEVELAND, July 19 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Anthony Sowell, accused of killing 11 women whose bodies were found in his Cleveland home, said Tuesday they would call no defense witnesses.

Accused killer seen claiming memory loss

CLEVELAND, July 18 (UPI) -- Accused serial killer Anthony Sowell claimed forgetfulness when Cleveland police asked him about bodies in his house, a tape played in court Monday showed.

Cleveland trial hears of woman's fall

CLEVELAND, July 6 (UPI) -- Two witnesses testified in Anthony Sowell's murder trial Wednesday about the day a woman fell out the window of his Cleveland home.

Women describe attacks by accused killer

CLEVELAND, June 30 (UPI) -- Two women, testifying Thursday in the trial of accused serial killer Anthony Sowell, described attacks against them at his Cleveland home.

Woman says accused serial killer raped her

CLEVELAND, June 29 (UPI) -- A Cleveland woman said in court Wednesday she saw a headless body at accused serial killer Anthony Sowell's house the night she says he repeatedly raped her.

Trial for accused Cleveland killer begins

CLEVELAND, June 28 (UPI) -- The case against a Cleveland man accused of killing 11 women is marked by sloppy police work and underwhelming forensic evidence, defense attorneys said.

Jury selection set in Cleveland killings

CLEVELAND, June 6 (UPI) -- A reported plea offer was rejected and jury selection begins Monday for a murder suspect accused of hiding 11 women's bodies in his Cleveland home and yard.

Suspected serial killer's DNA lost

CLEVELAND, May 18 (UPI) -- A DNA sample taken in the 1990s from a convicted rapist now charged with killing 11 women got lost between Cleveland and a Virginia lab, officials say.
Accused serial killer's trial delayed

Accused serial killer's trial delayed

CLEVELAND, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The trial for alleged Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell has been rescheduled for a fourth time and now is expected to begin June 6, officials said.

Wrongful-death suit against Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Families of five of 11 women whose remains were found in the home of an accused serial killer sued Cleveland, alleging police bungled the case time after time.

Accused killer's school records in chaos

CLEVELAND, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Anthony Sowell, accused of killing 11 women in Cleveland, may have to look through thousands of boxes to find his school records, officials said.
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