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.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:28:36 GMT
The search is over for the missing Mississippi 17-year-old at the center of the weekend Amber Alert. Katelyn Beard's body was found Tuesday before noon, off of Darden road, near the scene of a morningMore >>
The coroner said her body had been dumped for at least two days, and she was shot in the head.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:22:45 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Katelyn Beard's body was found during a search by local law enforcement Tuesday morning. More >>
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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:21:05 GMT
Tracy Lynn Garner is being sentenced, Tuesday, in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to an Atlanta woman's death. Garner was convicted Friday evening after the jury deliberatedMore >>
Garner was convicted Friday evening after the jury deliberated for about five hours.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert MahaffeyMore >>
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffey of Brandon in the first weekend of the season.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:39:10 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are the scene of a shooting where a woman was possibly shot in the head. This happened in the 900 block of East Raines Road, near Elvis Presley Boulevard on Tuesday morning. ThisMore >>
A Memphis mother of two was shot and killed by her estranged husband outside a Whitehaven day care center Tuesday morning. More >>
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