Jurors in Cleveland, Ohio, said that convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell should be sentenced to death Wednesday. Cuyahoga County Judge Dick Ambrose will read his ruling 9 a.m. Friday and can deny the recommendations and impose a garden-variety life sentence.
Sowell was convicted July 22 on 11 counts of aggravated murder and more than 70 other charges including abusing corpses and kidnapping. The bodies were found by police in 2009 Sowell's Cleveland home and all 11 women had been strangled to death. Sowell's victims were aged between 25 to 52.
The first two victims were discovered in Sowell's Cleveland home Oct. 2009.
Prosecutors wanted the death penalty and the 12-person jury voted unanimously for the death penalty to be imposed for each slaying.
Sowell pleaded "not guilty" and used insanity as his defense.
"I know that may not sound like much. But I truly am sorry from the bottom of my heart," Sowell said at the end of the trial.
Sowell maintained throughout the trial that he had been physically and sexually abused as a child.