Anthony Sowell Charged with 11 Murders in Cleveland Murder Case
Anthony Sowell was charged with 11 murders today in the Cleveland murder case, along with kidnapping, rape and abusing a corpse.
Anthony Sowell, a former US marine, had 10 bodies and a separate skull found in his Cleveland home, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty if he is found guilty. He has denied doing anything to the women found in his home. There is talk that he may also be involved with three separate attacks on women in 2008 as well.
Prosecutor Bill Mason said that the suspect lured vulnerable women to his home before attacking them, Associated Press reported.
He said: "The Cuyahoga County grand jury has returned an indictment against this monster for brutalising three women, two of whom were raped, and murdering 11 more."
Many of the women, some of whom have not been identified to the public yet, appear to have been poor black women.
Anthony Sowell was only discovered when a 36-year-old woman accused him of attacking her. All 11 victims found in the home appear to have been strangled. He has already been charged with five counts of aggravated murder.