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Will taxpayers pay the bill for Sowell's appeal?

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You know how you open your mail or email and you see a really big bill?

Well you may want to look at convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell's court costs and attorney fees as another big bill you'll be responsible to pay.

Lead attorney Jeffrey Gamso just billed the Ohio Supreme Court, asking for up to $15 000 for the work that he is putting in representing Sowell.

Sowell was sent to death row in 2011 for killing eleven women on Cleveland's east side.

His trial set records for spending.

In his appeals, lawyers have argued he didn't get a fair trial and he shouldn't be put to death.

Gamso wrote appealing Sowell's case is almost a full time job. So he argues he's not ripping off the court.

Prosecutors get to respond and the court will make a final decision but expect many more bills like this. 

Others appeals are going on in county court too. All this is likely to go on for years.

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