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Cleveland: Remaining charges against Anthony Sowell dropped

12:33 PM, Sep 12, 2011   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Dick Ambrose accepted a motion by prosecutors Monday morning, dismissing the remaining criminal charges against convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell. 

The remaining charges included rape, kidnapping, and attempted murder. Both victims testified at Sowell's murder trial where he was convicted of killing 11 people.

Prosecutors did not want to go through with the trial because of the emotional stress that the victims have gone though in Sowell's murder trial and to save costs to the state of Ohio.

On July 22, Sowell was convicted on 82 counts of murdering 11 women and burying their bodies in and around his Imperial Avenue home.

Ambrose sentenced Sowell to die on Oct. 29, 2012, three years to the day that the first bodies were discovered.  

After the dismissal of the remaining 2 cases, Sowell, 52, shouted out, "They don't have s*** on me!"

Prosecutors say the cases could be reinstated if Sowell's appeal succeeds in getting his murder convictions overturned. They say they doubt that would happen.


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