Anthony Sowell, an Ohio sex offender, was convicted of the murder of 11 women on Friday. The 11 murdered women were reported missing beginning 2007, and were later found in the backyard of Sowell's home.
Sowell was found guilty of aggravated murder, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and abuse of a human corpse. The serial killing case will now move forward to the sentencing phase, where he could face a possible death penalty.
He was arrested in October 2009 as a suspect in the murders of eleven women after their bodies were discovered at his Cleveland, Ohio, duplex in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. Sowell was charged with 83 counts of murder, rape and kidnapping. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but later changed his plea to simply not guilty. Sowell was acquitted of a charge of aggravated robbery connected to one of the women who he had attacked.
Sowell lured his victims with promises of alcohol and drugs, who were later brutally raped, killed and buried.