Jurors given the Anthony Sowell murder case - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Jurors in the Anthony Sowell murder case wraps up 1st day of deliberations

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Rotary club finances student voting software

    Rotary club finances student voting software

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:44:22 GMT
    The Rotary Club of Poplar Bluff funded software for senior high student council to use for elections; including mock election, student body and the homecoming court as well as the senior personality awards.
    The Rotary Club of Poplar Bluff funded software for senior high student council to use for elections; including mock election, student body and the homecoming court as well as the senior personality awards.
  • 27th Annual Praise the Lard barbecue Cook-Off bigger than ever

    27th Annual Praise the Lard barbecue Cook-Off bigger than ever

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:25:12 GMT
    This year's Praise the Lard barbecue Cook-Off is bigger than ever and will take place in downtown Murphysboro, Illinois September 18 through 20. The annual event is sponsored by 17th Street Barbecue. 
    This year's Praise the Lard barbecue Cook-Off is bigger than ever and will take place in downtown Murphysboro, Illinois September 18 through 20. The annual event is sponsored by 17th Street Barbecue. 
  • Kevil, KY man accused of stealing multiple items from employer

    Kevil, KY man accused of stealing multiple items from employer

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:22:22 GMT
    A McCracken County, Kentucky man was arrested recently in connection with a theft on Clarks River Road.
    A McCracken County, Kentucky man was arrested recently in connection with a theft on Clarks River Road.
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Jurors in the Anthony Sowell murder trial are done deliberating for the day.

Closing arguments and final instructions wrapped up Wednesday. Jurors got the case and met for about two hours before calling it a night.

Prosecutors started their closing arguments by showing pictures of Anthony Sowell's Imperial Avenue home, and then displayed pictures of the victims.

Closing arguments mirror opening statements, and were very deliberate. Prosecutors painted a picture of Sowell as a monster.

Prosecutors point out that seven of eleven murder victims were found strangled with something around their necks, and argue this shows prior calculation. A reason to impose the death penalty.

Around 1:30 p.m., Judge Ambrose replaced a juror with an alternate juror for medical reasons.

Sowell faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering eleven women. The bodies of the victims were found in and around Sowell's Imperial Avenue home in late 2009.

The jurors in this case are sequestered and are expected to begin deliberating first thing Thursday morning.

Copyright 2011 WOIO. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.