Anthony Sowell

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
The Cleveland Strangler11MaleBlackUSAStationarySexual1959/08/19n/a

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
Nobody's WomenSteve MillerAmazon, Kindle eBook

Anthony Edward Sowell is a convicted rapist and is suspected of the rape and murder of eleven women. He is awaiting trial in Cleveland, Ohio. He has pled not guilty by reason of insanity.

Blog Posts

Nobody’s Women The Crimes and Victims of Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland Serial Killer by Steve Miller

on August 13th, 2013 in Book Reviews, Serial Killers, Victimology by | 6 Comments

Anthony Sowell was a former Marine, an alcoholic and a crack addict. His youth had not been an easy one; he was one of seven children in a household with little love and lots of abuse amongst his siblings as well as his cousins (his half-sister and her seven children…

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Anthony Sowell Execution Delayed

on April 2nd, 2012 in Serial Killers by | 3 Comments

Anthony Sowell will not be executed on October 29 as originally scheduled. As usually happens, his execution has been delayed pending an appeal in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Such appeals are automatic in a death penalty case, and can go on for years. His execution has not been…

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Joseph Harwell Given Additional 35 Years in Prison

on February 28th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Joseph Harwell was given 35 years in prison Monday for the murders of Mary Thomas and Tondilear Harge. This is added to the life sentence her received for killing Teresa Vinson in Columbus, Ohio in 1997. Harwell pleaded guilty to two counts each of involuntary manslaughter and abduction earlier this…

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Anthony Sowell House Being Demolished

on December 6th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

As expected, the former house of Anthony Sowell, where the remains of eleven women were found, is being torn down. The City of Cleveland condemned the house in September, citing infestations by vermin and a lack of structural soundness after the bodies were excavated. Family members of Sowell’s victims received…

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Rape and Kidnapping Charges Dropped Against Anthony Sowell

on September 15th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

At the prosecutor’s request, a judge has dismissed remaining rape and kidnapping charges against Anthony Sowell. This is both to save the state money, and to avoid forcing the two victims, Tanja Doss and Vanessa Gay, to testify again. Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Mahmoud Awadallah said that the two “have…

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Anthony Sowell House Likely to be Condemned

on September 11th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

The Cleveland house where Anthony Sowell killed and buried eleven women may be destroyed, unless repairs are made in the next month. City officials said 22 violations were found in the house. These include an unstable roof and an infestation of pests. Zack Reed of the Cleveland City Council says…

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Soil for Sale from Anthony Sowell’s Yard

on August 23rd, 2011 in Murderabillia, Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

I don’t generally get my dander up about murderabillia, but this is really quite disgusting. Eric Gein (unrelated to Ed, as far as I know) managed to acquire two sandwich baggies full of soil supposedly from Anthony Sowell’s yard. He’s selling it online for $25 per gram. He expects to…

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Prosectors File to Block Sowell Retrial

on August 21st, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Prosecutors for Cuyahoga County filed a motion Friday to block a retrial of Anthony Sowell. Defense attorneys claim juror misconduct. They are specifically referring to comments about by the jury foreman that Sowell winked to her during the trial. Prosecutors say the motion is without merit because the foreman stated…

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Anthony Sowell’s Defense Team Wants a New Trial

on August 16th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Anthony Sowell’s lawyers are asking for a new trial for their client. According to a document filed Friday, he deserves one because a juror expressed horror during a tour of Sowell’s house (and the scene where the bodies of eleven women were found), and because that same juror complained after…

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Anthony Sowell Sentenced to Death

on August 12th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Judge Dick Ambrose agreed with the jury’s recommendation this morning, and sentenced Anthony Sowell to death. Ambrose imposed the death penalty for all of the eleven murders of which he was convicted, as well as sentencing him to multiple sentences for the dozens of other crimes of which he was…

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