Graphic Day: Sowell family members, Cleveland Police drilled in court - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Graphic Day: Sowell family members, Cleveland Police drilled in court

Posted: Updated:
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Thursday in Cleveland Strangler court, suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell's family took the stand followed by the man who reported Sowell's whereabouts and then Cleveland Police.

Throughout the day, jurors were shown graphic crime scene photos, including bodies found around the property.

Sowell's half-sister and nephew took the stand testifying about how being in the military changed Sowell and what happened the day police came to arrest Anthony.

Joe Veal, a citizen who recognized Sowell from news reports that he was wanted for murder, was next on the stand. He said he went to the Fourth District, flagged down two officers and told them he saw Sowell. He said "follow me" and led them to East 102nd Street. Sowell was there, officers told him to get on the ground, handcuffed him and took him into custody.

Cleveland Police Officer Charles Locke, Sowell's arresting officer took the stand as well as Cleveland Police Sgt Ron Ross and Cleveland Homicide Detective Melvin Smith.

During police testimony, graphic crime scene photos were shown to the jury, some of which included victims' bodies.

Sowell faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering eleven women. The bodies of the victims were found in and around Sowell's Imperial Avenue home in late 2009.

Copyright 2011 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Expert explains growing Hispanic market to Nacogdoches Co. Chamber members

    Expert explains growing Hispanic market to Nacogdoches Co. Chamber members

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:17:01 GMT
    There are five good reasons for businesses to serve the Hispanic market. Guests at the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon heard about them Friday.More >>
    There are five good reasons for businesses to serve the Hispanic market. Guests at the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon heard about them Friday.More >>
  • Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office charges 3 in home burglaries

    Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office charges 3 in home burglaries

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:44:18 GMT
    The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has arrested three people in connection to two home burglaries from earlier this month in which guns, military medals, clothes and prescription drugs were stolen.More >>
    The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has arrested three people in connection to two home burglaries from earlier this month in which guns, military medals, clothes and prescription drugs were stolen.More >>
  • Report: Stop sign was down at Lufkin intersection where Austin woman was killed

    Report: Stop sign was down at Lufkin intersection where Austin woman was killed

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:36:24 GMT
    An accident report from the Lufkin Police Department revealed that a temporary stop sign was down at the intersection where an 18-year-old Austin woman on her way to freshman orientation at Stephen F. Austin State University was killed in a horrific two-vehicle accident Wednesday night.More >>
    An accident report from the Lufkin Police Department revealed that a temporary stop sign was down at the intersection where an 18-year-old Austin woman on her way to freshman orientation at Stephen F. Austin State University was killed in a horrific two-vehicle accident Wednesday night.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
KTRE logo

KTRE

358 TV Road,
Pollok TX 75969

FCC Public File
publicfile@ktre.com
936-853-8639
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTRE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.