Jury Tours Anthony Sowell Houseon June 28, 2011 in Serial Killers by Brian Combs
Jurors in the trial of Anthony Sowell toured his house Monday. The decomposing bodies of eleven women were found there. Sowell allegedly blamed the smell on a sausage factory.
After the tour, the jury returned to the courthouse for opening statements. Assistant county prosecutor Richard Bombrick told them:
You are about to begin a disturbing journey. You will be convinced beyond any doubt, shadow of a doubt, all imaginary doubt that the person who is responsible for those atrocities sits in this courtroom.
In his own opening statement, defense attorney John Parker asked the jury to:
Please be patient… Please don’t make any conclusions until you have heard all of the evidence.