Enough!: Prosecutors furious over Cleveland Strangler defense team funding
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
More hard questions about the amount of tax dollars being spent to defend accused serial killer Anthony Sowell.
Cuyahoga County prosecutors filed a motion Thursday complaining defense attorneys for the accused Cleveland Strangler keep requesting more money in sealed motions—in effect in secret.
Sowell stands accused of killing 11 women. He faces the death penalty.
Prosecutors say the defense has already spent more than $500,000 preparing the Sowell case.
Other defense teams in a sample of death penalty cases have spent between $11,000 and $32,000. Prosecutors are asking a judge to make the Sowell legal request money in public documents. Sowell's lawyers have said he is entitled to a fair trial with the best defense possible.
The trial set for June, and costs are likely to continue to soar.