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Prosecutors in Cleveland present rebuttal witnesses to show serial killer's brain works fine
CLEVELAND (AP) ' Prosecutors in Cleveland are trying to show that a serial killer has good mental function and should be executed for murdering 11 women whose remains were dumped around his house.
A neuropsychologist and a forensic psychiatrist testified Tuesday about the mental fitness of 51-year-old Anthony Sowell (SOH'-wehl). They testified for the prosecution to counter defense testimony that Sowell is psychotic.
Neuropsychologist Diana Goldstein says Sowell's brain function is normal, except for murdering people. Psychiatrist James Knoll testified that his review of health records found no evidence that anti-psychotic medications were prescribed for Sowell.
The jury that convicted Sowell must decide whether to recommend the death penalty or life in prison.
After state rebuttal witnesses, attorneys for both sides will make their final arguments to the jury and deliberations will start.