Boxes of Anthony Sowell trial material sent to U.S. Supreme Court for appeal


CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court has handed over court records from the trial of condemned Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday received three boxes of items after requesting the Ohio Supreme Court hand over the entire record, including trial exhibits and transcripts, from Sowell’s 2011 trial and subsequent appeals.

The step is a routine procedure in all appeals heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sowell, 57, was sentenced to die for the murders of 11 women whose bodies were discovered at his home on Imperial Avenue.

The Ohio Supreme Court rejected his appeal late last year but put his execution on hold until he exhausts all of his possible appeals.

Sowell’s case has been assigned a Sept. 25 conference date at the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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