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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
New details as the trial for accused serial killer Anthony Sowell enters its eleventh day.
Wednesday morning, the judge denied the prosecution's motion for a mistrial.
The prosecution wanted a mistrial because so much of the jury selection has been closed and Sowell has not signed a waiver that he is OK with that.
The prosecution says Sowell's refusal to do so is "outrageous."
The court will unseal original voir dire transcripts, but vows to protect personal inancial hardships, serious illnesses, etc. Once jurors are selected, the release of their names and addresses is also prohibited.
The defense renewed their motion for a change of venue, but the judge denied that, too. The judge says, "It is within the interest of justice to hold the trial in this jurisdiction."
Meanwhile, the final 79 jurors are back in the courtroom this morning. The group has already cleared the first round of questioning on the death penalty, and will now undergo general juror questioning.
From this group, the final 12 jurors and 4 alternates will be selected.
Opening statements could start as early as Monday.
Anthony Sowell is accused of killing eleven women and burying their bodies in and around his Imperial Avenue home.
He faces the death penalty.
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