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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
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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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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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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