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.

Lawyers try to exclude Sowell's statements

CLEVELAND, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Ohio serial-killer suspect Anthony Sowell say more than 10 hours of his statements to police should be withheld from his trial.

Accused Ohio serial killer's trial costly

CLEVELAND, June 14 (UPI) -- The September trial of accused Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell will be the most expensive in the history of Ohio's Cuyahoga County, officials predict.

Report on accused killer deemed public

CLEVELAND, March 23 (UPI) -- A court-ordered evaluation of an alleged Cleveland serial killer was a public record and could be used by a newspaper reporter for a story, a judge has ruled.

Self-revealing source frees reporter

CLEVELAND, March 17 (UPI) -- The self-revelation by the source of leaked medical documents of a suspected serial killer kept a Cleveland newspaper reporter out of jail, officials said.

Judge rejects relocation of Sowell trial

CLEVELAND, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A judge in Cleveland says the trial of suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell won't be moved to another city.
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Anthony Edward Sowell (born August 19, 1959) is an American serial killer, identified in press reports as the "Cleveland Strangler". He was arrested in October 2009 as a suspect in the murders of eleven women whose bodies were discovered at his Cleveland, Ohio, duplex at 12205 Imperial Avenue, located in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood.

Sowell was charged with 85 counts of murder, rape, and kidnapping; he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but later changed his plea to simply "not guilty". On July 22, 2011, he was convicted on all but two counts against him, including the murders of the eleven women whose bodies were found in his house in 2009. On August 10, jurors recommended the death penalty for Sowell. On August 12, Judge Dick Ambrose upheld the jury's recommendation.

Anthony Edward Sowell was raised in East Cleveland, one of three children born to single mother Claudia "Gertude" Garrison. Six other children belonging to Garrison's sister also lived in the household, having moved in after the death of their chronically ill mother. According to Sowell's niece, Garrison subjected the siblings to physical abuse while her own children watched from adjacent rooms. In one incident, Garrison forced her to strip naked in front of the other children, then whipped her with electrical cords until she bled. Sowell himself began raping his ten-year-old niece on an almost-daily basis for two years, starting at the age of eleven.

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