Anthony Sowell’s going the insanity route. From CNN:
“A man charged with murder in the deaths of 11 women pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday, said Ryan Miday, a spokesman for the Cuyahoga County, Ohio, prosecutor.
A grand jury has indicted Anthony Sowell on 85 counts, following the discovery of 11 sets of human remains at his Cleveland, Ohio, house in October.
The charges include several counts of aggravated murder with a “mass murder specification,” meaning multiple people were killed in a similar fashion, said Bill Mason, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor.
Sowell, 50, faces rape and kidnapping charges as well and also has been charged with brutalizing three other women and raping two of them, Mason said.
Investigators arrested him in October after authorities serving a search warrant in a rape case discovered the remains of six women in and around his house. Subsequent searches turned up the remains of five others.
All 11 remains were of African-American women.