Sentencing phase for serial killer Anthony Sowell begins Monday - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Sentencing phase for serial killer Anthony Sowell begins Monday

Posted: Updated:
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

 The sentencing phase of serial killer Anthony Sowell's trial gets underway Monday.

19 Action News has learned you'll pay even more money for his already very expensive trial.

The Cleveland Strangler case has cost taxpayers a record amount of money and Judge Dick Ambrose just approved more for experts who are already getting big bucks.

Anthony Sowell is responsible for the deaths of 11 Northeast Ohio women, their bodies were discovered at his home on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland, OH.

Defense attorneys paid big bucks to bring in mental health doctors and experts to try and keep him off of death row.

Now, Judge Ambrose just ruled the health experts will get paid for time in court, the expenses of attending trial and for their time to review the reports of experts from the other side.

All that money is coming out of taxpayer pockets.

The cost of the case months ago had already came close to $600,000 bucks.

So when does it stop? There's no end in sight as of now.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Huge alligator snapping turtle set free

    Huge alligator snapping turtle set free

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:27:58 GMT
    There is good news for an alligator snapping turtle that was rescued from a drainage ditch a week ago. "Snappy," as the rescuers referred to the reptile, has been set free.More >>
    There is good news for an alligator snapping turtle that was rescued from a drainage ditch a week ago. "Snappy," as the rescuers referred to the reptile, has been set free.More >>
  • Rural hospital lays off employees, cuts hours to stay afloat

    Rural hospital lays off employees, cuts hours to stay afloat

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:05:36 GMT
    Like many rural hospitals in our state, Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home is struggling.More >>
    Layoffs. Reduced hours. These are some of the sacrifices a South Mississippi hospital is having to make to keep the doors open. Like many rural hospitals in our state, Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home is struggling.More >>
  • Police prepare for another spring break weekend

    Police prepare for another spring break weekend

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:39:37 GMT
    Barricades and yellow caution tape remain up throughout Gulfport and Biloxi in preparation for another Spring Break weekend. This weekend is a little different though because no one knows how many springMore >>
    The coast is preparing for another weekend of Spring Break festivities. At this point though no one knows exactly what to expect in terms of crowd size. There are several events listed on a Facebook page promoting spring break for April 18th through the 20th including a performance by rapper Lil Boosie.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.