Families Want a Plea Deal for Anthony Sowell

on June 8, 2011 in Serial Killers by

Several family members of Anthony Sowell’s alleged victims have signed a petition to ask prosecutors to offer Sowell life without parole in exchange for a guilty verdict. A gag order prevents the prosecution from commenting on the petition.

It’s also unclear whether the defense would accept such a deal if it were offered.

The letter is signed by family members of five of Sowell’s eleven alleged victims, and reads:

The death penalty for Anthony Sowell is not necessary, or even desirable, in comparison to the grief we families will continue to suffer under the realities and uncertainties of the criminal justice system.

Two who signed the letter are family members of Tonia Carmichael, and are involved in a wrongful death suit against the city of Cleveland.

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