Cleveland, Ohio has been in the news the past day. Because of a house that yielded up 10 bodies, of people that had been murdered by the evil man who lived in the house. Maybe eleven.
Anthony Sowell, who is fifty, was released from prison in 2005 after serving a 15-year sentence for rape.
“He had an insatiable appetite to fill,” police chief Michael McGrath said.
Detectives have gotten a court warrant to tear apart the house looking for more bodies, the Cleveland Plain Dealer daily newspaper reported.
Sowell was charged on Tuesday with five counts of murder, rape and kidnapping, and faces the death penalty, if convicted, the prosecutor said.
On Wednesday, Sowell was ordered held without bail because ‘the state believes (he) is an incredibly dangerous threat to the public, not only in Cleveland, but beyond the city’s limits,’ assistant county prosecutor Brian Murphy was quoted as saying.
Police found the first six bodies at the home after they came to arrest him last Thursday on suspicion of committing another violent sex crime.
Two of the bodies were in the living room, two in a cellar and one under the basement stairs. The sixth body was in a grave dug in the garden, where officers also found four other victims on Tuesday.
Police also found a skull hidden in a bucket, but it was not immediately clear if this belonged to an 11th victim.
The first six bodies found were badly decomposed. The victims were all African-American women. Reports said they could have been dead for months or even years.
Initial investigations showed five of the women had been strangled.
Sowell fled when police came to his house, but was captured nearby on Saturday.
Sowell’s attorney, public defender Kathleen DeMetz, wanted Sowell to be released on bail, referring to the pacemaker he wears for a heart condition.
One of the things, that I believe has caused this abhorrent behavior, is the fact that anymore there are no consequences to actions. But this has been in the works for generations now. Over the last year, neighbors have complained of an odor in the neighborhood, but didn’t know that it was coming from the house.
All I could say to this is Oh My God. For years I have been railing against the Liberal idea that punishment for children who do bad things is a bad thing. Liberals think that it is bad to punish them for any reason at all. This man, I believe is a product of an environment where he was not punished for anything that he did wrong.
There was a post done here done on May the 14th, of 2008, that was written by my good friend Seane Anna, who also writes her own blog at Poor Grrlz Zone. This is a good one that tells the why’s and why-not’s of spanking. In it she says this: Children don’t know what is best for them but will do whatever is appealing regardless of the consequences. In fact, they lack the life experience to fully understand the concept of consequences, especially long term consequences. As the Bible so accurately puts it, “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child but the rod of correction will drive it from him.” I think the extent to which someone believes this proverb determines whether he’s pro or anti-spanking.
Now, I believe in spanking, and as Seane Anna said in her post, “I was spanked growing up and I turned out okay.” I remember growing up and hearing the statement, “spare the rod, and spoil the child.” My friends that is what we have been doing for about 30 to 40 years now, and we are starting to see the consequences of those “in” actions. The evil that we are seeing almost daily now, I feel stems from this lack of Consequences to bad actions. I am not saying abuse the kids when they do wrong, but I am saying that there has to be consequences to actions. Otherwise, you are going to be seeing more and more evil acts being committed…..because these people are being raised, not knowing what a consequence is. And this is downright sad.
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