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House of Horrors: New Book On Sowell Case

A new book about serial killer Anthony Sowell is being released, and it includes explosive comments from death row.

Anthony Sowell killed 11 women and kept the bodies in and around his home on Cleveland's east side.

Last summer, Sowell was sentenced to death.

Local author Robert Sberna covered the trial, and he wrote House of Horrors. Sberna says he spoke to Sowell on death row 6 times by phone.

Sberna told 19 Action News, "I said Anthony, how did these bodies end up in your house? He said the pressure just built up." 

"Unable to take responsibility for these actions. A multitude of reasons why he committed these crimes from his childhood in which he says he was abused, to his health, to his break up with his girlfriend." Sberna also said.

Sowell calls himself a "god-fearing" man. He also says he is prepared to die.

The book portrays Sowell as someone who stills plays with secrets about the case. The author asked him about the missing body of a woman whose head was found in a bucket. He said he couldn't talk about it by phone. Instead Sberna says Sowell asked for $300 in electronics like an MP3 player in order to have a meeting about the body. The meeting never happened.

Much of the book focuses on the victims, their families, how the victims disappeared, and what was and wasn't done to find them.

A book launch and signing will take place Oct. 29 from 6-9PM at Strongsville Old Town Hall (18825 Royalton Road).

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