Monday, August 22 2011 1:04 PM EDT2011-08-22 17:04:33 GMT
A website is trying to make a quick buck off convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell.More >>
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
19 Action News reporter Ed Gallek got his hands on the first appeal for serial killer Anthony Sowell. It's 400 pages of Sowell's new defense asking for mercy for a serial killer. The appeal is filled with lots of arguments, about how the court "cheated" him.
One victim's mom cannot believe it!
"That's crazy," said Florence Bray, mother of victim.
Sowell was sent to death row for killing Crystal and 10 other women. He kept the bodies in and around his east side Cleveland home.
"You know I lost my daughter and my niece in this doggone thing. Did he give them any mercy before he before he took their lives for no reason?" asked Florence Bray.
The state public defender is now saying Sowell didn't get a fair shake. He says big money defense experts could have done better. He claims they didn't reveal enough about Sowell having a really bad childhood and mental problems. He's also arguing Defense Attorney Rufus Sims could've fought harder.
Meantime Sowell has opened up to a doctor in prison telling him what triggered the murders. He said "I don't like people who hurt their kids, especially women."
This appeal is all separate from an automatic appeal that'll be filed with the State Supreme Court.
But many relatives of victims say kill him now. "You can make all the excuses you want. The truth speaks for itself," said Florence Bray, mother of victim.
Appeals could go on for decades. Attorney Sims says he did his job but he's getting attacked to save Sowell's life. The trial was so expensive it set records and now there's a request for more of your money. They want big money for a detailed brain scan.
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:01:35 GMT
Who wouldn't feel sorry for a man that stands in front of you, nearly in tears, and talks about how his wife died eight months ago during labor.More >>
Who wouldn't feel sorry for a man that stands in front of you, nearly in tears, and talks about how his wife died eight months ago during labor, his mother just died, and now he is a single father raising a newborn all alone.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:49:29 GMT
A Jackson police officer has been hospitalized after being attacked in south Jackson. The department says it happened last night, while he was making an arrest, at the intersection of Forest Hill RoadMore >>
A Jackson police officer has been hospitalized after being attacked in south Jackson. The department says it happened Wednesday night, while he was making an arrest at the intersection of Forest Hill Road and Raymond Road.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:26:05 GMT
This is a news release from the office of Judge Hollis McGehee Special Judge Hollis McGehee has scheduled a status conference and hearing for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the Circuit Court CourtroomMore >>
Special appointed Judge Hollis McGehee said he will file a scheduling order for the Chris McDaniel vs. Thad Cochran trial by the end of this week. More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.