by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
A man by the name of Anthony Sowell is currently on trial for killing eleven black women then living with their bodies in his home. This week, jurors were made to tour that very house in East Cleveland, Ohio, where the bodies of the women were kept. Reportedly, Sowell hooked his victims with offerings of alcohol and drugs, invited them into his home, and then killed them.
Sowell’s sick lifestyle was revealed in November of 2009. According to Voice Online, it was at this time that “the women’s bodies were found by police buried throughout the home and backyard of Sowell’s home.” Richard Bombik, the prosecutor, is reported to have told the jury that they were “about to begin a rather disturbing journey…[and that] it will be burned into [their] memor[ies] for as long as [they] live.”
To this point, John Parker — the defense attorney — says that there is no DNA evidence connecting Sowell with the murdered women. Sowell pleads not guilty to the murder of the eleven females, but he will receive the death penalty if he is convicted.
Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, click here.