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Jury recommends execution for Ohio serial killer

Published: Wed, August 10, 2011 @ 5:53 p.m.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury today recommended that a serial killer who hid the remains of 11 women in his Cleveland home and yard be put to death, and the panelists later told reporters that the defendant's courtroom apology did nothing to sway them.

Anthony Sowell, 51, was convicted last month of aggravated murder in the deaths of the women, whose remains were unearthed in his home and yard in late 2009. The same jury that convicted Sowell deliberated for less than a day before deciding to recommend execution by lethal injection over life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The final decision will be up to Judge Dick Ambrose, who will impose the sentence Friday. He is permitted to reduce a death-penalty sentence to life without parole, but such changes are rare in Ohio.

Sowell, with his hands cuffed to manacles chained around his waist, stood ramrod straight, blinking rapidly and rocking lightly on his heels as the verdicts were announced. As the final verdicts were read, his eyes narrowed and his eyebrows began to twitch.


1whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

thats the problem brown takes way to long.....

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2VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

My compliments to the jury and the jury foreman for a fine job. Their post-trial interviews showed their intelligence and level-headed thought process in bringing this trial to a dramatic close. Excellent work!

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3Suzey(6 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

The jury did a great job.They took their responsibility seriously.I commend them for that.
Now if only he wouldn't get a couple decades worth of appeals before his sentence is carried out.

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