New Anthony Sowell appeal arguments: let him live - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

New Anthony Sowell appeal arguments: let him live

Posted: Updated:
Anthony Sowell Anthony Sowell
COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) -

Arguments have just been filed with the state Supreme Court to save the life of serial killer Anthony Sowell.

Sowell killed 11 women, kept the bodies in and around his home, and he now sits on death row.

The new arguments don't pretend he didn't do it. In fact, appeal attorneys say his guilt is a "given." However, they argue his is "not dangerous" in a prison setting, and he should be taken off death row and allowed to live in prison.  

The appeal criticizes Sowell's trial attorneys--saying they should have focused on convincing a jury to give him life in prison instead of trying to convince the jury he was not guilty. 

A separate appeal is pending in Cuyahoga County Court.

Copyright 2012 WOIO. All rights reserved.

 

  • Seen on 19Seen on 19More>>

  • Cleveland Cooks: Going inside some of the area's favorite restaurants

    Cleveland Cooks: Going inside some of the area's favorite restaurants

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:31:19 GMT
    19 Action News Reporter Jen Picciano is taking you inside the kitchens of Cleveland's favorite restaurants in her new segment, Cleveland Cooks. The city's most notable chefs will teach you how to make theirMore >>
    19 Action News Reporter Jen Picciano is taking you inside the kitchens of Cleveland's favorite restaurants in her new segment, Cleveland Cooks. The city's most notable chefs will teach you how to make theirMore >>
Powered by WorldNow