Memorial to victims of Ohio serial killer delayed

CLEVELAND (AP) — Construction of a memorial at the Cleveland site where the remains of 11 women were found in a convicted serial killer's home has been delayed by a funding shortage.

WOIO-TV in Cleveland ( ) reports that construction at Anthony Sowell's (SOH' wehlz) former property will not start as planned on Mother's Day. Organizers say they still need $250,000 for the project.

The Mount Pleasant Ministerial Alliance has been working to create a memorial garden at the home of the man who was convicted and sentenced to death. Sowell appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court, seeking a new trial or sentencing hearing.

Public and private funding would be used for the memorial at the site where Sowell's house once stood. The house was torn down and is now a vacant lot.

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