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The impact of the Imperial Avenue murders on that Cleveland nieghborhood
Some say Imperial Avenue is better since the murders were discovered

Kevin Niedermier
The corner of Imperial Avenue and East 123rd Street, a few feet from Sowell's home.
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Today the murder trial of Anthony Sowell got underway.  It has been nearly two-years since police discovered the bodies of eleven women in and around his Cleveland home.  A chain link fence surrounds that Imperial Avenue house on the city’s southeastside.   It’s is being preserved as evidence in the trial.  The neighborhood is still a particularly depressed section of the city.    WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, some residents say the gruesome murders have changed the neighborhood in different ways…..  

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Sowell's house
The convenience store across the street from Sowell's home.  The owner says increased police presence since the murders were discovered have made the neighborhood safer.
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