When she moved out, she claimed that the smell was from Ray's Sausage Shop, located next door to the Sowell residence. Gamso and Erika Cunliffe of the Cuyahoga County Public Defender's office, appealed to have his conviction and death sentence overturned on 21 points,  with the main three being: In , Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced federal legislation to protect small and medium-sized cities from being split into two or more area codes. The attorneys representing Sowell argued that Sowell's Sixth Amendment right was violated by closing the Suppression Hearing to the press, and that the Court should commute his Death Sentence to Life-In-Prison as a remedy to the structural error that resulted in the violation. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but later changed his plea to simply "not guilty. Police also found a human skull in a bucket inside the house, which brought the body count to eleven. He was released in Area code was introduced for the southern half of Northeast Ohio, including Summit , Portage , Medina , Stark , Columbiana and Mahoning counties, and much of Wayne , Trumbull and Tuscarawas counties. On August 10, jurors recommended the death penalty for Sowell. Area code was assigned to overlap existing area code Those that do not match the FAA code are shown in bold. Many victims were led to his property with an invitation to smoke crack cocaine with him. Crystal Dozier was a year-old African American woman who went missing in May Hunter, a beautician and a mother of three, did not live in the area where her body was found, but she did visit frequently. Sowell himself began raping his niece on an almost daily basis for two years, starting when she was eleven. Her family did not report her missing until after police began removing bodies from Sowell's house.