The Cleveland Strangler

They say that death is the great equalizer, that no matter who you are or where your from we all turn to dust in the end but in Cleveland where Wilbert L. Cooper was born and raised life has long been divided by race and class, injustice stretches well into the hereafter. Over the course of two and a half years (2007 and 2009) 11 women were raped, strangled and murdered by one of the most heinous serial killers in American history, Anthony Sowell.

Before their deaths these women were all members of the most marginalised populations in the city of Cleveland, they were poor, black and struggling with addiction in the ghetto on the east side of town. Sowell was arrested for his crimes in 2009 and today he sits on death row but the injustice related to this case has weighed on Cooper’s mind, leading him to revisit the case and some key people related to it.


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