Anthony Sowell Update: Jury selection begins in "Cleveland Strangler" case

Anthony Sowell "Cleveland Strangler" case jury selection underway
Anthony Sowell CBS/AP

(CBS/AP/WOIO) CLEVELAND - Jury selection continues Monday in the trial of Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland man charged with killing 11 women and dumping their remains around his home and backyard.

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According to CBS affiliate WOIO, the jury process started early on Friday. The 300 jurors who were summoned filled out questionnaires and watched a juror video.

The court will begin the interview process with the jurors and start the actual selection today.

Police began pulling the remains of the women from the depths of his rundown white duplex in November 2009.

Angry relatives contend police never bothered to look for their loved ones because they were addicted to drugs and lived in a poor and dangerous part of town. All the victims were black. Most were strangled with household objects.

The trial is expected to last several weeks.

The 51-year-old convicted sex offender has pleaded not guilty and could face the death penalty if convicted.

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