Defense for Ohio man accused of killing 11 women, dumping bodies around home seeks trial delay
CLEVELAND – Attorneys for a man charged with killing 11 women and dumping their remains around his home are asking a judge to delay the trial until January 2011.
In a motion filed Tuesday with the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Common Pleas Court, the defense team for 50-year-old Anthony Sowell (SOH'-wehl) says it needs more time to interview more than 150 witnesses and review evidence.
The trial already has been delayed once and is scheduled to begin Sept. 7.
The defense also is requesting an inventory of all evidence submitted to the FBI or other federal agencies for review or testing.
Earlier this month, Judge Dick Ambrose rejected the defense's request to move the trial out of Cleveland.