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.
The lawyers told a judge in Cleveland the statements included comments about hearing voices and blacking out. The attorneys also contend that the statements were not voluntarily made because he did not understand his legal rights, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Sunday.
Sowell talked during the police interrogation about hearing voices "that told him not to enter the room with the bodies, blacking out and then coming to and not remembering what happened in the meantime," his attorneys Rufus Sims and John Parker said in a court motion.
Prosecutors say the statements were not made under coercion and should be admitted in court.
Sowell was arrested Oct. 31 -- two days after police arrived to arrest him on rape charges and found the bodies of two women on the third floor of his home, the Plain Dealer said.
Sowell, 50, is accused of killing 11 women whose remains were found at his Cleveland house.
His trial is scheduled Sept. 7. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.