Cleveland Death House Suspect Indicted, May Face Death Penalty

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From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted Anthony Sowell today on multiple counts of aggravated murder and charges related to three other attacks on women, setting the stage for a trial that could lead to his execution.

Prosecutor Bill Mason and other law enforcement officials announced the charges at an afternoon news conference.

Sowell, 50, of Cleveland, faces 85 counts in total, including aggravated murder, attempted murder, gross abuse of a corpse, felonious assault, rape, attempted rape, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence.

The charges carry the death penalty.

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