US serial killer gets death sentence



US serial killer gets death sentence Washington: A US man who killed 11 women and left their decomposed bodies strewn around his house for more than two years has been sentenced to death by a judge in an American court.

Anthony Sowell (51) was found guilty last month of aggravated murder, kidnapping and other charges in the 11 deaths, according to BBC.

In a court in Cleveland, Sowell sat with eyes closed as Judge Dick Ambrose read aloud the details of each murder, before passing sentence.

The bodies were found after police went to arrest Sowell in October 2009 on a sexual assault allegation. His execution by lethal injection was scheduled for 29 October 2012, although it is likely to be delayed by appeals, it said. Judge Ambrose described how the women's bodies had been disposed of in bin bags and plastic sheets, then dumped around Sowell's house and backyard.

The relatives of victims were also present in court to hear the sentence.

PTI