Judge denies prosecution's motion for a mistrial in Cleveland St - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Judge denies prosecution's motion for a mistrial in Cleveland Strangler trial

New details as the trial for accused serial killer Anthony Sowell enters its eleventh day.

Wednesday morning, the judge denied the prosecution's motion for a mistrial.

The prosecution wanted a mistrial because so much of the jury selection has been closed and Sowell has not signed a waiver that he is OK with that.

The prosecution says Sowell's refusal to do so is "outrageous."

The court will unseal original voir dire transcripts, but vows to protect personal inancial hardships, serious illnesses, etc. Once jurors are selected, the release of their names and addresses is also prohibited.

The defense renewed their motion for a change of venue, but the judge denied that, too. The judge says, "It is within the interest of justice to hold the trial in this jurisdiction."

Meanwhile, the final 79 jurors are back in the courtroom this morning. The group has already cleared the first round of questioning on the death penalty, and will now undergo general juror questioning.

From this group, the final 12 jurors and 4 alternates will be selected. 

Opening statements could start as early as Monday.

Anthony Sowell is accused of killing eleven women and burying their bodies in and around his Imperial Avenue home.

He faces the death penalty.

Copyright 2011 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 50 employees fired after refusing flu shot

    50 employees fired after refusing flu shot

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:14 AM EST2017-11-22 07:14:40 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:14 AM EST2017-11-22 07:14:40 GMT
    At least 50 enployees at a health company have lost their jobs after refusing to get flu shots. (Source: KBJR/CN)At least 50 enployees at a health company have lost their jobs after refusing to get flu shots. (Source: KBJR/CN)

    Since September, employees have been given three options:  Get the flu shot, get an approved religious or medical exemption, or leave Essentia. At least 50 people have lost their jobs thus far.

    More >>

    Since September, employees have been given three options:  Get the flu shot, get an approved religious or medical exemption, or leave Essentia. At least 50 people have lost their jobs thus far.

    More >>
  • Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

    Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:11 AM EST2017-11-22 07:11:49 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:36 AM EST2017-11-22 16:36:17 GMT

    On a cold, grey afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him.

    More >>

    On a cold, grey afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him.

    More >>
  • David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, '70s teen idol, dies at 67

    David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, '70s teen idol, dies at 67

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 9:17 PM EST2017-11-22 02:17:34 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:03 AM EST2017-11-22 05:03:41 GMT

    David Cassidy became an instant  teen heartthrob as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," which ran from 1971 to 1974, and while singing on tour, with his concerts selling out in major venues like Madison Square Garden.

    More >>

    David Cassidy became an instant  teen heartthrob as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," which ran from 1971 to 1974, and while singing on tour, with his concerts selling out in major venues like Madison Square Garden.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly