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Ohio serial killer faces death penalty
Anthony Sowell found guilty of murdering 11 women whose bodies were found in his house in 2009.
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 04:45

Jurors who are recommending the death penalty for the killer of 11 women in Cleveland say they felt his statement from the witness stand was rehearsed and lacked remorse.

The jurors in the trial of 51-year-old Anthony Sowell spoke to reporters on Wednesday in the courtroom after recommending that he be executed for his crimes.

Jurors identified themselves by number and withheld their names for privacy and security reasons. One juror said Sowell's unsworn statement in court Monday was "completely rehearsed" and lacked remorse.

Jurors spoke up, saying "no, no", when asked if Sowell's statement meant to spare his life actually helped him.

Another juror said he was convinced that Sowell was faking a mental illness, a key issue put forward by the defence.

Judge Dick Ambrose will sentence Sowell on Friday morning.

Al Jazeera's Craig Mauro reports.

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