Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland man accused of killing 11 women and keeping their remains at his Imperial Avenue home, asked a judge Wednesday to move his trial outside the area because the case has received so much publicity here.

Sowell, 50, made the request and more than a dozen other motions at a hearing before Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold.

John Parker, one of Sowell’s lawyers, said an impartial jury would be impossible to find in Cuyahoga County, or perhaps even in Ohio, because of the tremendous amount of media coverage the case has garnered.

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