Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cleveland House of Horror



(CBS/AP) CLEVELAND - Ohio serial killer Anthony Sowell has been sentenced to death after being convicted last month of murdering 11 women and dumping their remains around his Cleveland home. Friday morning, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Dick Ambrose upheld a jury's recommendation earlier in the week that the 51-year-old Sowell be put to death. - CBS

Pictures: Anthony Sowell's victims



Janice Webb, 48, of Cleveland, often hung out in Sowell's neighborhood. She was last seen on June 3 and her family reported her missing Aug. 2. Cleveland police say they searched for her unsuccessfully by checking with friends and relatives and at area hospitals and shelters. Her sister says she was a loving person who struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. Webb was a mother of one and grandmother of three.

Tonia Carmichael, 52, of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, was the first victim identified. Family members say they feared the worst when the first bodies were discovered in the home and backyard. Carmichael was last seen nearly a year ago after telling a friend she was going out for some fun. Her family says she was a crack cocaine addict and claim police didn't pursue her disappearance because of her drug history.

Tonia Carmichael, 52, of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, was the first victim identified. Family members say they feared the worst when the first bodies were discovered in the home and backyard. Carmichael was last seen nearly a year ago after telling a friend she was going out for some fun. Her family says she was a crack cocaine addict and claim police didn't pursue her disappearance because of her drug history.Michelle Mason, 45, of Cleveland, lived near Anthony Sowell's neighborhood and rarely went longer than two days without talking to her family. They went to police on Oct. 12, 2008, after not hearing from her for a few days. Her sister says police didn't take it seriously because of her arrest record, even though she had stopped cashing her Social Security checks.



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