Anthony Sowell case: Ohio Supreme Court hears appeal from Cleveland serial killer

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COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Ohio Supreme Court has heard the appeal of Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland man who was convicted of killing 11 women and sentenced to death.

Attorneys for Sowell say he deserves a new trial because a judge wrongly closed a portion of jury selection and a hearing where attorneys argued about his police interrogation.

They also say Sowell deserves a new trial or new sentencing hearing because his original lawyers wrongly wasted time by arguing there was reasonable doubt about Sowell's guilt in the face of overwhelming evidence against him.

The court heard from both sides Tuesday, with a decision expected in several months.

Prosecutors say Sowell received a fair trial and his conviction and death sentence should stand.

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