Anthony Sowell

Anthony Sowell

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.

About Anthony Sowell

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 22 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. In October 2012 a book, Nobodys Women: The Crimes and Victims of Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland Serial Killer, is set to be published detailing Sowell's crimes and how he picked his victims.

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