April 1st, 2010
01:43 PM ET

Cleveland serial killer suspect facing 10 new charges

A grand jury has indicted Anthony Sowell, suspected in the killings of 11 women whose remains were found in his Ohio home, with the rape of another woman, according to the Cuyahoga County prosecutor.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason said the grand jury indicted Sowell on 10 counts alleging he raped a 34-year-old woman in his home.

The charges bring the total number of counts against Sowell, whose case has been referred to as the "House of Horrors," to 95.

Sowell was accused of in December 2009 of murdering of eleven females, the rape of two females, and the attempted rape of a third female. In February 2010 Sowell was charged with the attempted murder of a 42-year-old female. Sowell, 50, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in December. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

"We will pursue justice for every last victim - victims and their families deserve their day in court," Mason said.

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  1. Paul

    Europe is a continent, not a country. And plenty of atrocities happen in the country's of Europe every day. If this guy is found guilty he should be put to death. Anyone found with a dozen bodies or parts of a dozen or more bodies on their residence needs to be put down.

    April 1, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Todd

    In response to Mary's comment about the police investigating the smells, the answer is that they did. There is a sausage shop next door that was visited not only by the police but sanitation officials, parole officer and the local councilman. All beleived the smells were emanating from the shop, whose owner put thousands of dollars into fixing assumed sewage and disposal problems that never existed. The councilman, in fact, went back to the sausage owner and apologized for demanding the corrections for the "problems."

    This guy should have been stopped by the justice system in several locations long before he was. Repeat offenders should not keep getting second, third, tenth chances before they are finally put away for catastrophic crimes like murder. What's interesting about this case is the number of people who had significant contact with him over the years and might have known some of this was going on, including Mayor Frank Jackson's niece. I guess she was a drug addict who lived with him from 2005 until some time in 2008.

    Lots of people probably should have stopped him, but I think the cops may have been some of the least culpable.

    April 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Doc Holiday

    fed him to the grizzlies

    April 2, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • arturo

      I agree public beheadiing should be made Law!

      June 5, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
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