New Anthony Sowell appeal arguments: let him live - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

New Anthony Sowell appeal arguments: let him live

Anthony Sowell Anthony Sowell
COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) -

Arguments have just been filed with the state Supreme Court to save the life of serial killer Anthony Sowell.

Sowell killed 11 women, kept the bodies in and around his home, and he now sits on death row.

The new arguments don't pretend he didn't do it. In fact, appeal attorneys say his guilt is a "given." However, they argue his is "not dangerous" in a prison setting, and he should be taken off death row and allowed to live in prison.  

The appeal criticizes Sowell's trial attorneys--saying they should have focused on convincing a jury to give him life in prison instead of trying to convince the jury he was not guilty. 

A separate appeal is pending in Cuyahoga County Court.

Copyright 2012 WOIO. All rights reserved.

 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Police search for armed and dangerous shooting suspect

    Police search for armed and dangerous shooting suspect

    Friday, April 28 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-04-29 01:58:00 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 8:37 AM EDT2017-04-29 12:37:27 GMT
    Michael D. Jackson (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Dept.)Michael D. Jackson (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Dept.)

    Poplar Bluff police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that took place Friday afternoon.

    Poplar Bluff police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that took place Friday afternoon.

  • Armed, dangerous suspect wanted after shots fired in Poplar Bluff, MO

    Armed, dangerous suspect wanted after shots fired in Poplar Bluff, MO

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:59 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:59:19 GMT

    The Poplar Bluff Police Department is looking for a suspect after shots fired on Friday afternoon, April 28.

    The Poplar Bluff Police Department is looking for a suspect after shots fired on Friday afternoon, April 28.

  • City plans to improve Race St. railroad crossing

    City plans to improve Race St. railroad crossing

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:53:26 GMT
    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:01:30 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Jonesboro is looking to work with the Union Pacific Railroad and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to improve a crosswalk over the railroad along Race Street.

    Jonesboro is looking to work with the Union Pacific Railroad and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to improve a crosswalk over the railroad along Race Street.

Powered by Frankly